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trifolium

/ (traɪˈfəʊlɪəm) /
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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
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Word Origin for trifolium

C17: from Latin, from tri- + folium leaf
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