[ kloh-ver ]
/ ˈkloʊ vər /

noun, plural clo·vers, (especially collectively) clo·ver.

any of various plants of the genus Trifolium, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves and dense flower heads, many species of which, as T. pratense, are cultivated as forage plants.
any of various plants of allied genera, as melilot.

Idioms for clover

    in clover, enjoying luxury or comfort; wealthy or well-off: They struggled to make their fortune, and now they're in clover.

Origin of clover

before 900; Middle English clovere, Old English clāfre; akin to German Klee


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British Dictionary definitions for clover

/ (ˈkləʊvə) /


any plant of the leguminous genus Trifolium, having trifoliate leaves and dense flower heads. Many species, such as red clover, white clover, and alsike, are grown as forage plants
any of various similar or related plants
sweet clover another name for melilot
pin clover another name for alfilaria
in clover informal in a state of ease or luxury

Word Origin for clover

Old English clāfre; related to Old High German klēo, Middle Low German klēver, Dutch klāver
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Idioms and Phrases with clover


see like pigs in clover.

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