Un"guis (?), n.; pl. Ungues (#). [L., nail, claw, or hoof.]


The nail, claw, talon, or hoof of a finger, toe, or other appendage.

2. Zool.

One of the terminal hooks on the foot of an insect.

3. Bot.

The slender base of a petal in some flowers; a claw; called also ungula.


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