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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae — the clovers or trefoils.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of leguminous herbs with densely spiked flowers and usually trifoliate leaves; trefoil. There are many species, all of which are called clover. See clover.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of leguminous plants, type of the tribe Trifolieæ, and including most of the plants commonly known as clover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any leguminous plant having leaves divided into three leaflets


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  • DOT's "default seed mix" contains 50 pounds of Red Fescue, 30 pounds of Perennial Ryegrass and five pounds of White Clover, also known by the botanical name Trifolium repens. Local Breaking News

  • Trifolium is the Latin name for clovers,” Noh replied, to Hullie’s surprise.

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  • Wild plants that may come up on uncultivated land act as an additional fertilizer, such as lupines (Lupinus) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and also some types of clover (Trifolium), which absorb nitrogen from the air and store it in their roots.

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  • Like so many of the inherited wildflowers here, the red clover, Trifolium pratense was once considered a weed and was pulled.

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  • Kenland and Pennscott varieties of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) are more adapted to acid mine spoil conditions than Chesapeake and Mammoth varieties.

    Offsetting carbon dioxide emissions through minesoil reclamation

  • A typical example of an epizoochorous plant is Trifolium angustifolium, a species of Old World clover which adheres to animal fur by means of stiff hairs covering the seed [13].

    Seed dispersal

  • From experiments which I have lately tried, I have found that the visits of bees are necessary for the fertilisation of some kinds of clover; but humble-bees alone visit the red clover (Trifolium pratense), as other bees cannot reach the nectar.

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  • Some of the wild relatives of agricultural plants that occur here include species in such genera as Triticum, Lens, Lathyrus, Pisum, Onobrychis, and Trifolium.

    Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests

  • The main winter crops are wheat and clover or berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum).

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  • I primarily use two plants called Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and Clover (Trifolium sp.) to serve as a green manure.

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