Definition of Genus Trifolium
1. Noun. Any leguminous plant having leaves divided into three leaflets.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Fabaceae, Family Fabaceae, Family Leguminosae, Legume Family, Leguminosae, Pea Family
Member holonyms: Clover, Trefoil
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Trifolium
Literary usage of Genus Trifolium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Forage and Fiber Crops in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1907)
"The genus Trifolium (clovers) is closely related to Medicago (alfalfa) and ... The number of species belonging to the genus Trifolium is about 250, ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The genus Trifolium comprises probably two hundred or more species and marked natural varieties, most frequent in the temperate parts of the northern ..."
3. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"ALSIKE, HUNGARIAN, WHITE AND SWEET THE genus Trifolium comprises a large list of species both annual and perennial, all of them confined to regions of ..."
4. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"For example, the true clovers constitute the genus Trifolium, the species red clover being named Trifolium ..."
5. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1896)
"They thus assumed nearly the same position as in the allied genus Trifolium; and on the same principle that embryo"logical characters reveal the lines of ..."
6. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"For example, the true clovers constitute the genus Trifolium, the species red clover being named Trifolium pratense, while Alsike clover is known as ..."