sweet clover

Origin of sweet clover

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples of sweet clover

  • Peeping between the stems of sweet-clover he saw—what do you think?

  • There's sweet-clover somewhere, and when the dew falls it is so delightful.

    Helen Grant's Schooldays

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • Now, why do you go over to the sweet-clover patch every day?

  • Now it happened that Peter Rabbit had gone over to the sweet-clover patch, and little Mrs. Peter was quite alone.

    Mrs. Peter Rabbit

    Thornton W. Burgess

  • He had showed her all his secret hiding-places and the shortest way to the sweet-clover patch.

    Mrs. Peter Rabbit

    Thornton W. Burgess


British Dictionary definitions for sweet clover

sweet clover

noun
  1. another name for melilot
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