ber·​seem (ˌ)bər-ˈsēm How to pronounce berseem (audio)
: 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

Word History


Arabic barsīm, from Coptic bersīm

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of berseem was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Berseem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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