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red clover

a clover, Trifolium pratense, having red flowers, grown for forage: the state flower of Vermont.
Origin of red clover
before 900; Old English (not recorded in ME) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But tell me: do you know which kind of red clover is the best to eat?

    Twinkle and Chubbins

    L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
  • red clover can make growth in some soils that have a lime deficiency.

  • So I had to use these red clover blooms from our own back yard.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • How fair look the white daisies and red clover, fresh from their dewy baths!

    Ginger-Snaps Fanny Fern
  • The color of the blossom is darker than in red clover, and the flower-head is looser.

  • It was a large field rosy with red clover and waving with tall timothy.

    Prairie Gold Various
  • red clover plowed in, even when full-grown, is an excellent fertilizer.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • For soiling cattle it is one of the best, and may be cut twice as often as red clover.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • I plant my orchard up to bearing with potatoes and corn; then seed down to red clover.

    The Apple Various
  • I cultivate to corn and potatoes for about eight years, and then sow to red clover.

    The Apple Various
British Dictionary definitions for red clover

red clover

a leguminous plant, Trifolium pratense, native to Europe and Asia, frequently planted as a forage crop. It has fragrant red flowers and three-lobed compound leaves
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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