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red clover

noun

  1. a clover, Trifolium pratense, having red flowers, grown for forage: the state flower of Vermont.


red clover

noun

  1. a leguminous plant, Trifolium pratense , native to Europe and Asia, frequently planted as a forage crop. It has fragrant red flowers and three-lobed compound leaves


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Word History and Origins

Origin of red clover1

before 900; Old English (not recorded in ME)
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Example Sentences

There is an abundance of red clover along this drive in the low grounds.

The bottoms are of rich friable earth, and afford grass of various kinds, among others that of red clover.

Out he ran, and in a moment he came back, bearing defiantly a fine red-clover blossom.

Silvery winged fritillaries sailed hither and thither among the red clover blossoms.

Red-clover makes fair hay, though inferior to timothy or red-top.

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