n.1.(Bot.) The Lotus corniculatus.
2.An unidentified plant, probably the crowfoot.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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At a much greater distance, here is Milton doing something similar in Lycidas: Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies, The tufted crowtoe and pale Gessamine, The white pink, and the pansie freakt with jet, The glowing violet, The musk rose and the well-attir'd woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad imbroidrie wears: Bid Amaranthus all his beauties shed And daffadillies fill thir cups with tears To strew the laureat herse where Lycid' lies.
Crowtoes, or commune Hyacinthus, as the English bluebell is sometimes known, pleases lovers of the useful, who find its roots make a good glue otherwise ideal for stiffening ruffs.