red clover


Definition of red clover

: a European clover (Trifolium pratense) that has globose heads of reddish-purple flowers, is widely cultivated as a hay, forage, and cover crop, and is naturalized in the U.S.

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Recent Examples on the Web The spent blooms of red clover have crumbled to powder. Owen Thomas, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘Not all has withered’: A poetry month tribute to Paul O. Williams," 6 Apr. 2021 Common winter cover crops for small gardens include winter field peas and red clover. Jackalyn Beck,, "What should you do with your garden during winter?," 25 Feb. 2021 The active ingredients in Vegamour Gro+ include hemp oil, mung bean, red clover, curcumin, and nicotiana benthamiana. Sian Babish,, "Vegamour Gro+ Advanced Hair Serum review: Can this hair serum help prevent and reverse hair loss?," 19 Nov. 2020 Mung beans deliver folate that’s supposed to restore luster to hair, while red clover has been shown to improve hair anchoring by inhibiting follicle shrinkage. Sian Babish,, "Vegamour Gro+ Advanced Hair Serum review: Can this hair serum help prevent and reverse hair loss?," 19 Nov. 2020 If your pores are enlarged, red clover will counteract this issue, while jasmine protects the skin’s barrier. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "15 of the Best Retinol Serums and Creams That Will Transform Your Skin," 14 Oct. 2020 Natural ingredients red clover and mung bean work in conjunction to slow DHT production, a compound found in testosterone that causes hair to thin out. Maya Gandara,, "Everyone Is Buying Vegamour’s VegaLASH Volumizing Serum—and It’s on Sale," 21 May 2020 Some women swear by herbal supplements, such as black cohosh, soy and red clover, but studies on their effectiveness have been mixed. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Hot flashes connected to heart attacks and cognitive decline, studies say," 24 Sep. 2019 Flowers like oxeye daisies, red clovers, poppies, and wild carrots can serve as all-natural pesticides by attracting useful insects to your garden, according to Modern Farmer. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "How Wildflowers Can Help Control Pests In Your Garden," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of red clover

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Red clover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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