berseem

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noun ber·seem \(ˌ)bər-ˈsēm\

Definition of berseem

  1. :  a succulent annual clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) cultivated as a forage plant and green-manure crop especially in the alkaline soils of the Nile valley and in the southwestern U.S. —called also Egyptian clover

Origin and Etymology of berseem

Arabic barsīm, from Coptic bersīm


First Known Use: 1840

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