clover

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noun clo·ver \ˈklō-vər\

Definition of clover

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Trifolium) of low leguminous herbs having trifoliolate leaves and flowers in dense heads and including many that are valuable for forage and attractive to bees

  2. 2 :  any of various related plants (as of the genera Melilotus, Lespedeza, or Medicago) of the legume family

in clover

or less commonly

in the clover

  1. :  in prosperity or in pleasant circumstances

Origin and Etymology of clover

Middle English, from Old English clāfre; akin to Old High German klēo clover


First Known Use: before 12th century



CLOVER Defined for English Language Learners

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noun clo·ver \ˈklō-vər\

Definition of clover for English Language Learners

  • : a small plant that has usually three leaves on each stem and that usually has round flowers that are white, red, or purple


CLOVER Defined for Kids

clover

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noun clo·ver \ˈklō-vər\

Definition of clover for Students

  1. :  a small plant that has leaves with three leaflets and usually roundish red, white, yellow, or purple flower heads and is sometimes grown for hay or pasture



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