from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various herbs of the genus Trifolium in the pea family, having trifoliolate leaves and dense heads of small flowers and including species grown for forage, for erosion control, and as a source of nectar for honeybees.
- n. Any of several other plants in the pea family, such as bush clover and sweet clover.
- n. Any of several nonleguminous plants, such as owl's clover and water clover.
- idiom in clover Living a carefree life of ease, comfort, or prosperity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant of the genus Trifolium with leaves usually divided into three (rarely four) leaflets and with white or red flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the common red clover, Trifolium pratense, the white, Trifolium repens, and the hare's foot, Trifolium arvense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of various common species of plants of the genus Trifolium, natural order Leguminosæ.
- n. One of several plants of other genera belonging to the same order.
- n. In Texas, Marsilea macropoda, a plant of some forage value in shady bottoms. See Marsilea.
- n. Same as annual red clover.
- n. In California: Trifolium fucatum, a true clover, probably with some allied species or varieties. These are succulent plants with light-colored foliage.
- n. T. obtusiflorum, a species having an acid taste and clammy with an acid exudation. The Indians regard it as one of the best for eating, the exudation being generally washed off. Also called salt clover and, as growing near springs, spring-clover.
- n. Same as bear-clover.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plant of the genus Trifolium
I am not familiar with Virginia soils but I can tell you in the midwest clover is a Deer dream plot.
With no mowing the clover is feeding our neighbour's bees all day long.
You're in clover and your recently-promoted editor loves you, along with most of the world (or at least America).
In early August it was "waist-deep in clover — beautiful," he says.
I remember learning in science that clover have the ability to fix nitrogen from the air (or perhaps that clover is in a symbiotic relationship with the bacteria) and that on the clover roots are little nodules that do the fixing.
The four-leaf clover is a symbol of luck, according to Irish folklore.
These gringos are sitting in clover while they sharpen up the Spanish.
The word clover is a corruption of the Latin _clava_ a club; and the "clubs" on our playing cards are representations of clover leaves; whilst in France the same black suit is called _trefle_.
He's just about well now, and he lives in clover, that cat does.
"An 'Mary says that in Ireland they call clover' shamrocks '; an' --"
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