prairie clover


any plant belonging to the genus Petalostemon, of the legume family, common in western North America, having pinnately compound leaves and spikes of white, purple, or pink flowers.

Nearby words

  1. prairial,
  2. prairie,
  3. prairie breaker,
  4. prairie button snakeroot,
  5. prairie chicken,
  6. prairie crab apple,
  7. prairie crocus,
  8. prairie dog,
  9. prairie falcon,
  10. prairie fowl

Origin of prairie clover

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019