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alsike clover

[al-sahyk, -sik, awl-]
  1. a European clover, Trifolium hybridum, having pink flowers, grown in the U.S. for forage.
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Origin of alsike clover

First recorded in 1850–55; after Alsike, near Uppsala, Sweden
Also called al·sike.
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Historical Examples of alsike

  • This is the long-stemmed, viny kind, and its name is alsike clover.

    Mother Nature's Toy-Shop

    Lina Beard

  • 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.

  • Subsequently, the hay crop will usually consist of alsike and timothy.

  • But the alsike, in the meantime, would lose something in digestibility.

British Dictionary definitions for alsike


  1. 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
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Word Origin for alsike

C19: named after Alsike, Sweden
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