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.

Examples of red clover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The research, published in the journal Biology Letters earlier this month, focuses only on red clover (Trifolium pratense). Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 July 2022 The natural, vegan formula is powered by mung bean sprouts and red clover, which contain active phytomolecules, zinc, and biotin to promote thicker, fuller brows in 4-8 weeks with consistent use. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 19 July 2022 Many women ask about phytoestrogens (such as in soy protein or red clover) and other herbs with estrogenic activity (such as black cohosh). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 11 July 2022 Capixyl combines red clover extract and acetyl tetrapeptide-3. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 June 2022 The active ingredients in this shampoo are seaberry, saw palmetto and red clover extract. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 June 2022 The best-selling serum is formulated with caffeine, peptides, antioxidant-rich red clover and curcumin, and mung bean, which together help soothe the scalp, increase density at the roots, and lengthen hair. Claire Harmeyer,, 3 June 2022 These include selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, charcoal, apple cider vinegar, curcumin, and red clover. Brie Schwartz, Seventeen, 17 May 2022 The color may wash off, but the thickening and growing benefits (this gel is spiked with red clover flower) start working in just 8 weeks. ELLE, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of red clover

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Red clover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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