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bur clover

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noun
  1. any of several Eurasian legumes of the genus Medicago, as M. hispida, having yellow flowers and prickly, coiled, black pods, naturalized in North America.
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Origin of bur clover

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • This and the toothed medic are known to farmers under the name of bur-clover.

    Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets

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