a European plant, Erodium cicutarium, of the geranium family, grown for forage in the U.S.
- Also called pin clover.
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How to use alfilaria in a sentence
In winter, the ground was thickly covered with burr-clover and the poetically-named alfilaria.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 | Harris Newmark
There had been many winter snows and spring rains, so that the alfilaria covered the hills with a carpet of grass.Mavericks | William MacLeod Raine
The Geranium, like the alfilaria, has a fruit resembling the long beak of the crane or stork.Flowers of Mountain and Plain | Edith S. Clements
The cow was mooing reproachfully in a cropped circle of musky alfilaria behind the shed.Stories of the Foot-hills | Margaret Collier Graham
British Dictionary definitions for alfilaria
a geraniaceous plant, Erodium cicutarium, native to Europe, with finely divided leaves and small pink or purplish flowers. It is widely naturalized in North America and is used as fodder: Also called: pin clover
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