shamrock

noun sham·rock \ ˈsham-ˌräk \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of shamrock

: a trifoliolate plant used as a floral emblem by the Irish: such as
a : a yellow-flowered Old World clover (Trifolium dubium) often regarded as the true shamrock

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Origin and Etymology of shamrock

Irish seamróg, diminutive of seamar clover


SHAMROCK Defined for English Language Learners

shamrock

Definition of shamrock for English Language Learners

  • : a small plant with three leaves on each stem that is the national symbol of Ireland


SHAMROCK Defined for Kids

shamrock

noun sham·rock \ ˈsham-ˌräk \

Definition of shamrock for Students

: a plant (as some clovers) that has leaves with three leaflets and is used as an emblem by the Irish


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