[al-sahyk, -sik, awl-]
- a European clover, Trifolium hybridum, having pink flowers, grown in the U.S. for forage.
Origin of alsike clover
First recorded in 1850–55; after Alsike, near Uppsala, Sweden
Also called al·sike.
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This is the long-stemmed, viny kind, and its name is alsike clover.Mother Nature's Toy-Shop
The most valuable in providing hay are the medium red, alfalfa and alsike.
More especially should this be the aim if the alsike is sown to produce hay.
But the alsike, in the meantime, would lose something in digestibility.
Subsequently, the hay crop will usually consist of alsike and timothy.
- a clover, Trifolium hybridum, native to Europe and Asia but widely cultivated as a forage crop. It has trifoliate leaves and pink or whitish flowersAlso called: alsike clover
C19: named after Alsike, Sweden
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