Alyce clover


Al·​yce clover ˈa-ləs- How to pronounce Alyce clover (audio)
: a low spreading legume (Alysicarpus vaginalis) native to tropical Asia that is planted in the southern U.S. as a cover crop and for hay and forage

Word History


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

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alyce clover was in 1941

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“Alyce clover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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