alsike clover

[al-sahyk, -sik, awl-]

Origin of alsike clover

First recorded in 1850–55; after Alsike, near Uppsala, Sweden
Also called al·sike. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  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

Word Origin for alsike

C19: named after Alsike, Sweden
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