Definition of Clover

1. Noun. A plant of the genus Trifolium.

Definition of Clover

1. n. A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the common red clover, T. pratense, the white, T. repens, and the hare's foot, T. arvense.

Definition of Clover

1. Noun. (botany) A plant of the genus ''Trifolium'' with leaves usually divided into three (rarely four) leaflets and with white or red flowers. ¹

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Definition of Clover

1. a plant [n -S] : CLOVERED, CLOVERY [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clover

clove hitch
clove hitches
clove oil
clove pink
clove pinks
clove tree
cloven foot
cloven hoof
cloven hooves
clover (current term)
clover-leaf roll
clover clamp
clover clamps
clover disease
clover fern
cloverleaf interchange
cloverleaf interchanges
cloverleaf model
cloverleaf skull
cloverleaf skull syndrome

Literary usage of Clover

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

1. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"Crimson clover is an annual plant, ie, lives but one year like wheat and oats. ... GERMAN MAMMOTH clover. This is an annual clover almost identified with ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1902)
"clover is a subsurface feeder and draws its •water from the subsoil. ... If the clover dies before the oats are harvested it is because the oats are so ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"This field, after the seed was taken off, shows it has good clover, ... In the fall of 1914 when I had no red clover and they should have eaten sweet clover ..."

4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1898)
"841 Experiments on the depth of covering clover seed seem to prove that from nothing to one inch is sufficient for Illinois soils. During the past few years ..."

5. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"They have here an excellent practice, and it extends, more or lefs, over all Piedmont, which is to mow clover by the loth of May, and to plow the land and ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"In 1914, after successfully germinating spotted bur clover seed by the boiling process, the same method was tried by the writer on red clover, white clover, ..."

7. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1908)
"Question—Is there any danger of getting the sweet clover by using sweet clover ... Sweet clover is a two-year plant, or a biennial, and ordinarily we mow ..."

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