Alyce clover

Al·​yce clover | \ ˈa-ləs- How to pronounce Alyce clover (audio) \

Definition of Alyce clover

: 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

First Known Use of Alyce clover

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alyce clover

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

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“Alyce clover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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