lappa clover

noun

Definition of lappa clover

: a Eurasian clover (Trifolium lappaceum) with lavender-rose colored flowers that is grown as a forage and hay crop in some parts of the U.S.

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History and Etymology for lappa clover

lappa probably modification of New Latin lappaceum (specific epithet of Trifolium lappaceum), from Latin, neuter of lappaceus burrlike, from lappa burr + -aceus -aceous

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“Lappa clover.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lappa%20clover. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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