Alyce clover

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 U.S. as a cover crop and for hay and forage

Origin and Etymology 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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a brief usually trivial fact

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