trifolium

noun

any leguminous plant of the temperate genus Trifolium, having leaves divided into three leaflets and dense heads of small white, yellow, red, or purple flowers: includes the clovers and trefoils

Nearby words

  1. trifocal lens,
  2. trifold,
  3. trifoliate,
  4. trifoliate orange,
  5. trifoliolate,
  6. triforium,
  7. triform,
  8. trifunctional,
  9. trifurcate,
  10. trifurcation

Word Origin for trifolium

C17: from Latin, from tri- + folium leaf

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