quadruped

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Borrowing from French quadrupède, from Middle French, from Latin stem of quadrupēs (four-footed, a four-footed animal), from quadri- (four-) + stem of pes (foot). Alternatively analyzable as quadru- +‎ -ped.

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quadruped (plural quadrupeds)

  1. a four-footed or four-legged animal
  2. a mammal ambulating on all fours

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