white clover

  1. a clover, Trifolium repens, having white flowers, common in pastures and meadows.

Origin of white clover

before 1100; Middle English; Old English

Words Nearby white clover

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How to use white clover in a sentence

  • The hills ahead were clothed in a beautiful green, sprinkled thickly with the white clover so dear to the bovine tongue.

    The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
  • A few feet away a bunch of white clover blossomed: a honey bee was searching it.

    The Kentucky Warbler | James Lane Allen
  • Likewise there are but a few parcels whereon white clover does not grow spontaneously and in the greatest abundance.

  • white clover is unsuitable for hay; it shrinks so much in drying, that it is very unproductive.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
  • The grove would afford a good place for fowls, while the blossoms would be nearly equal to white clover for honey.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden

British Dictionary definitions for white clover

white clover

  1. a Eurasian clover plant, Trifolium repens, with rounded white flower heads: cultivated as a forage plant

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