from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a cloverlike plant (Lespedeza striata) from Eastern Asia, useful for fodder, first noticed in the Southern United States about 1860, but now become very common. During the Civil War it was called variously Yankee clover and Rebel clover.
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- n. an annual of tropical Asia naturalized in United States
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