noun, plural clo·vers, (especially collectively) clo·ver.
Origin of clover
Examples from the Web for clover
Clover, Mia, Addison, and Jane have developed that typical lasting friendship that comes from rooming together freshman year.Deborah Copaken Kogan’s Novel ‘The Red Book’ Examines the Cult of Achievement|Katharine Herrup|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They grew up as crop and dairy farmers in Iowa, tending corn, soy, alfalfa, hay, oats and clover.
Clover denies charges that eco-documentaries like End of the Line may overstate or exaggerate their case to raise awareness.
Clover, a longstanding environment campaigner, denies that this support may be a mere flash in the (eco) pan.
It buzzed around the smithy and then lit on a clover blossom by the door.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year|E.C. Hartwell
The kitten stalked down to the slough in which Four-Leaf and Clover were making their home.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Mrs. Hope consented, and Clover walked home as if treading on air.Clover|Susan Coolidge
Patricks clover works by opposite, I guess, but she drove along, her high spirits not a whit repressed by what had happened.The Motor Girls at Lookout Beach|Margaret Penrose
"An ounce of prevention, however, is worth a pound of cure," and the best prevention from washing that I know of is clover.The Apple|Various
British Dictionary definitions for clover
Word Origin for clover
Word Origin and History for clover
Old English clafre, clæfre "clover," from Proto-Germanic *klaibron (cf. Old Saxon kle, Middle Low German klever, Middle Dutch claver, Dutch klaver, Old High German kleo, German Klee "clover"), of uncertain origin.
Klein and Liberman write that it is probably from West Germanic *klaiwaz- "sticky pap" (see clay), and Liberman adds, "The sticky juice of clover was the base of the most popular sort of honey." First reference in English to the suposed luck of a four-leaf clover is from c.1500. To be in clover "live luxuriously" is 1710, "clover being extremely delicious and fattening to cattle" [Johnson].
Idioms and Phrases with clover
see like pigs in clover.