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shamrock

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noun sham·rock \ˈsham-ˌräk\

Simple Definition of shamrock

  • : a small plant with three leaves on each stem that is the national symbol of Ireland

Full Definition of shamrock

  1. :  a trifoliolate plant used as a floral emblem by the Irish: asa :  a yellow-flowered Old World clover (Trifolium dubium) often regarded as the true shamrockb :  wood sorrelc :  white clover


SHAMROCK Defined for Kids

shamrock

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noun sham·rock \ˈsham-ˌräk\

Definition of shamrock

  1. :  a plant (as some clovers) that has leaves with three leaflets and is used as an emblem by the Irish





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