alsike clover

[ al-sahyk, -sik, awl- ]
/ ˈæl saɪk, -sɪk, ˈɔl- /
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noun

a European clover, Trifolium hybridum, having pink flowers, grown in the U.S. for forage.

Origin of alsike clover

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

/ (ˈælsaɪk, -sɪk, ˈɔːl-) /

noun

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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