California bur clover

noun

Definition of California bur clover

: an aggressive adventive clover (Medicago hispida) from Europe now widespread in southwestern U.S. and distinguished especially by the double row of hooked spines on the spiral ridges of the seed pod

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“California bur clover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20bur%20clover. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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