[kwod-roo-ped] /ˈkwɒd rʊˌpɛd/
an animal, especially a mammal, having four feet.
an animal, esp a mammal, that has all four limbs specialized for walking
having four feet
1640s, from French quadrupède (16c.), from Latin quadrupes (genitive quadrupedis) “four-footed, on all fours,” also, as a noun, “a four-footed animal,” from quadri- “four” (see quadri-) + pes “foot” (see foot (n.)). The adjective is attested from 1741. Related: Quadrupedal (1610s).
An animal having four feet, such as most reptiles and mammals.
quadrupedal adjective (kwŏ-dr’pə-dəl, kwŏd’rə-pěd’l)
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