red clover

noun

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.

Examples of red clover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Red clover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20clover. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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