red clover

noun
Updated on: 3 Mar 2018

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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before 12th century


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