bird's-foot trefoil

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\ ˈbərdz-ˌfu̇t- How to pronounce bird's-foot trefoil (audio) \

Definition of bird's-foot trefoil

: a yellow-flowered European herb (Lotus corniculatus) of the legume family that has claw-shaped pods and is widely grown for forage and for erosion control

First Known Use of bird's-foot trefoil

1701, in the meaning defined above

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“Bird's-foot trefoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bird%27s-foot%20trefoil. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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