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ponyfoot (uncountable)

  1. A plant of the genus Dichondra
    • 1959, Landscape Architecture[1], volume 48-49, page 180:
      Native basalt was ground especially and mixed with concrete [] to form handsome deep gray blocks (18" x 18") which were placed in sand, the wide joints being planted to ponyfoot
    • 1964, LAWNS GROUNDS AND COVERS[2], page 76:
      But the Agricultural Extension Services in several southern states have listed dichondra — a member of the bindweed family — under "weeds," where it appears by the name ponyfoot.
    • 2007 August 16, Anne Raver, “A Connecticut Hillside of Feisty Beauties”, in New York Times[3]:
      “That’s silver ponyfoot,” she said, using the apt common name for a kind of dichondra.


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