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Difference between Goat’s foot and Goat-foot

goat’s foot—a South African low-growing plant Oxalis caprina of the wood sorrel family:

  • Henry was eating breakfast under an arbor of potato-vines and goat’s foot.


1. is used of the Greek god Pan:

  • It was the hour of Pan. I could almost think I saw the goat-foot playing his pipes by the brook.

2. (attrib.) of a goat-foot faun or satyr:

  • He [Bacchus] was shown accompanied by goat-foot satyrs, centaurs, and crazed female Bacchantes.