[ doo-klaw, dyoo- ]
/ ˈduˌklɔ, ˈdyu- /
a functionless claw of some dogs, not reaching the ground in walking.
an analogous false hoof of deer, hogs, etc.
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Related formsdew·clawed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dew claw
/ (ˈdjuːˌklɔː) /
a nonfunctional claw in dogs; the rudimentary first digit
an analogous rudimentary hoof in deer, goats, etc
Derived Formsdewclawed, adjective
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