a functionless claw of some dogs, not reaching the ground in walking.
an analogous false hoof of deer, hogs, etc.
Origin of dewclaw
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a nonfunctional claw in dogs; the rudimentary first digit
an analogous rudimentary hoof in deer, goats, etc
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