Definition of Buffalo clover

1. Noun. Low-growing annual herb of southwestern United States (Texas) having silky foliage and blue flowers; a leading cause of livestock poisoning in the southwestern United States.

Exact synonyms: Bluebonnet, Lupinus Subcarnosus, Texas Bluebonnet
Generic synonyms: Lupin, Lupine

2. Noun. Clover of western United States.
Exact synonyms: Trifolium Reflexum, Trifolium Stoloniferum
Generic synonyms: Clover, Trefoil

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buffalo Clover

buff out
buff up
buffalo berry
buffalo bur
buffalo carpet beetle
buffalo chip
buffalo clover (current term)
buffalo fish
buffalo gnat
buffalo gourd
buffalo hump
buffalo jump
buffalo jumps
buffalo neck
buffalo nut
buffalo robe
buffalo robes
buffalo soldier
buffalo soldiers
buffalo type

Literary usage of Buffalo clover

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"A single experiment with buffalo clover at that time increased the germination from four to thirty per cent. by boiling one minute, but this was considered ..."

2. Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio by Geological Survey of Ohio (1893)
"TRIFOLIUM REFLEXUM L. buffalo clover. ... Running buffalo clover. Not abundant but rather widely distributed. 305. ..."

3. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1891)
"T. reflexum L. (buffalo clover.) Stems ascending, downy ... The common “buffalo clover” of the Atlantic States and extending into Texas, where its western ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Running buffalo clover. Fig. 2484. Trifolium stoloniferum Muhl. Cat. 70. 1813. Perennial, glabrous, branching, 6'-i2' long, forming runners at the base. ..."

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