crimson clover

noun

Definition of crimson clover

: an annual European clover (Trifolium incarnatum) that has cylindrical heads of crimson flowers and is cultivated in the U.S. especially as a cover crop

Examples of crimson clover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, crimson clover and phacelia are relatively easy to incorporate into the soil. oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2021 Visitors can walk through 10 acres planted with crimson clover, a flowering herb. Susan Soldavin, baltimoresun.com, 20 May 2021 For example, planting cover crops such as spring oats or crimson clover helps stop weeds from taking root in bare soil, and growing a variety of crops in rotation can wrong-foot weeds helping to suppress populations. Natasha Gilbert, Wired, 19 Dec. 2020 Working with Colleen Forestieri and Erin Fuller of the county conservation district and with Jennifer Tank, Kolberg had been planting cover crops of ryegrass and crimson clover for several years to protect his land during the off-seasons. Tim Folger, National Geographic, 17 Nov. 2020 This week we were given two bags of crimson clover from two different people who know a lot about gardens. oregonlive, 8 Nov. 2020 If weeds are absent and the soil is ready for seeding, then an option would be to use a spin spreader for a small-seeded cover crop like phacelia or crimson clover. oregonlive, 12 Jan. 2020 Use a cover crop – especially a legume such as crimson clover – over winter to add organic matter and increase soil fertility. oregonlive.com, 11 June 2019 The crop can be quite happy growing with a legume like hairy vetch or crimson clover. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of crimson clover

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Crimson clover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crimson%20clover. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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