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Alyce clover

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noun Al·yce clover \ˈa-ləs-\

Definition of Alyce clover

  1. :  a low spreading legume (Alysicarpus vaginalis) native to tropical Asia that is planted in the southern United States as a cover crop and for hay and forage



Origin of alyce clover

probably by folk etymology from New Latin Alysicarpus, genus name, from Greek halysis chain + karpos fruit


First Known Use: 1941


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