from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rabbit-foot or hare's-foot clover, Trifolium arvense, a low slender branching species with very silky heads, thence also called puss-clover. It is an Old World plant naturalized in America.
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The clovers, though thoroughly naturalized, are most of them imported plants: the downy "rabbit-foot," or "stone-clover," the common red variety; the "zig-zag," and the "hop clovers" are all introduced.