Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

red clover

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

Origin of red clover

before 900; Old English (not recorded in ME)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for red clover

Historical Examples of red clover

  • Red-clover hay is too dusty for horses, and too wasteful for cattle.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

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

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

  • My little essay in red-clover, the last year, has had the most encouraging success.

  • Buffalo-clover resembles white-clover, but does not run on the 293 ground; the leaf as large as red-clover.


British Dictionary definitions for red clover

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
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012