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1Especially of a bird or other animal: having black feet.
2rare Chiefly with capital initial. Of or designating any of the Blackfoot peoples of North America. Compare Blackfoot. Now rare.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. From black + footed.
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