lion's foot


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lion's foot common perennial herb widely distributed in the southern and eastern United States having drooping clusters of pinkish flowers and thick basal leaves suggesting a lion's foot in shape; sometimes placed in genus Prenanthes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lion's foot (Bot) A composite plant of the genus Prenanthes, of which several species are found in the United States.
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In literature:

The lion walked out of the tent dragging me as I held to Luki's foot.
"The Light of Western Stars" by Zane Grey
Coming through the door at my back that lion's head would stand over a foot higher than halfway up.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
The lion growled all the while, and placed his heavy foot upon the doctor's head.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
He has the wild stag's foot, the lion's heart.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Striking down the clown, and standing with one foot on the prostrate form, the lion's cruel eyes wandered slowly over the vast assemblage.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
He has the wild stag's foot, the lion's heart.
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
He covered himself from head to foot with a lion's skin.
"Wonder Stories" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
It was the first distinct print of the lion's foot.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8" by Various
Then there was a lion's tooth, a horn of a goat, some chicken-bones, a pig's foot, and the hoof of an ox.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
The thorn in the lion's foot is a zoological form of the hero who is vulnerable in his feet.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis

In news:

Speaking for the New York Public Library's two guardian lions and for "all of us two-footed creatures who work here," the Rev.
Galileo 's offense was smothered by a stingy De Anza run defense and the Lions shot themselves in the foot with false start penalties, racking up five.
The NFL is expected to review an incident in the Lions-Texans where defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's foot hit in quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin, according to a blog on