from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Eurasian clover (Trifolium agrarium) or one of its relatives, having small yellow flower heads that resemble hops when withered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a species of yellow clover having heads like hops in miniature (Trifolium agrarium, and Trifolium procumbens).

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

  • n. clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowers; often considered the true or original shamrock
  • n. prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and curved black pods; naturalized in North America


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