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

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Use a cover crop – especially a legume such as crimson clover – over winter to add organic matter and increase soil fertility. oregonlive.com, "Trial gardens show vegetables can be grown without irrigation," 11 June 2019 The crop can be quite happy growing with a legume like hairy vetch or crimson clover. Sunset, "Top 10 Cover Crops for Your Fall Garden," 22 Jan. 2018 Salmonella might get into the mix via the main ingredient, crimson clover seed. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The main ingredient in this recalled food might be involved in a salmonella outbreak," 21 June 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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