Definition of Red clover

1. Noun. Erect to decumbent short-lived perennial having red-purple to pink flowers; the most commonly grown forage clover.

Exact synonyms: Purple Clover, Trifolium Pratense
Generic synonyms: Clover, Trefoil

Definition of Red clover

1. Noun. a clover, ''Trifolium pratense'', with red flowers, found in Europe, Asia and North America. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Clover

red car
red card
red cards
red carpet
red carpet(a)
red cedar
red cell
red cell adherence phenomenon
red cell adherence test
red cell cast
red cent
red cents
red chip
red circle rate
red clay
red clover (current term)
red coat
red cole
red coral
red corpuscle
red corpuscles
red cross
red currant
red cypress pine
red dagga
red deer
red degeneration
red devil

Literary usage of Red 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)
"Common red clover has been sown on the Station grounds or fields eadi year ... A plot seeded to red clover in 1898 made a good stand and went into winter ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1908)
"red clover is the same way—it is a two-year plant. If you sow clover with the oats, it will grow the coming season, and the next year it will make a hay ..."

3. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1866)
"The seed is much less than that of red clover, is in the form of a kidney, and dark green or verging somewhat towards violet. Yellow green seed of this ..."

4. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"red clover anil mammoth clover.—These were seeded at the same rate as the ... (See Plate IV, A, red clover). The fall growth of tops of the red clover was ..."

5. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"The red clover has been the farmers' friend and it is to-day. I want you to grow red clover more widely than you ever have before, but still at the same ..."

6. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... but not out of the common red clover, which is visited by humble-bees alone; so that whole fields of the red clover offer in vain an abundant supply of ..."

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