bush clover

noun

: any of several usually shrubby lespedezas

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Working Dogs for Conservation has trained dogs to find spotted knapweed in Montana, Chinese bush clover in Iowa, yellow star thistle in Colorado, rosy wolf snails in Hawaii and brown tree snakes in Guam. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bush clover was circa 1818

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“Bush clover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bush%20clover. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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