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Japan clover

noun
1.
a drought-resistant bush clover, Lespedeza striata, of the legume family, introduced to the southern Atlantic states from Asia, having numerous tiny trifoliate leaves valued for pasturage and hay.
Origin of Japan clover
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70
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