- a plant, Lotus corniculatus, of the legume family, the pods of which spread like a crow's foot, grown for forage.
- any similar plant of the same genus.
Origin of bird's-foot trefoil
First recorded in 1825–35
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- any of various creeping leguminous Eurasian plants of the genus Lotus, esp L. corniculatus, with red-tipped yellow flowers and seed pods resembling the claws of a birdAlso called: bacon-and-eggs
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