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1. The foot of a quadruped having claws, as the lion, dog, cat, etc.

2. The hand.

(Science: zoology) Paw clam, the tridacna; so called because shaped like an animal's paw.

Origin: OE. Pawe, poue, OF. Poe: cf. Patte, LG. Pote, D. Poot, G. Pfote.