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: a trifoliolate plant used as a floral emblem by the Irish: such as
: a yellow-flowered Old World clover (Trifolium dubium) often regarded as the true shamrock
: wood sorrel
: white clover
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1577, in the meaning defined above
Irish seamróg, diminutive of seamar clover
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: a small plant with three leaves on each stem that is the national symbol of Ireland
See the full definition for shamrock in the English Language Learners Dictionary
: a plant (as some clovers) that has leaves with three leaflets and is used as an emblem by the Irish
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