berseem

noun
ber·​seem | \ (ˌ)bər-ˈsēm How to pronounce berseem (audio) \

Definition of berseem

: 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

First Known Use of berseem

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for berseem

Arabic barsīm, from Coptic bersīm

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The first known use of berseem was in 1840

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“Berseem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berseem. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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