tick trefoil

noun

Definition of tick trefoil

: any of various leguminous plants (genus Desmodium) with trifoliolate leaves and rough sticky loments

First Known Use of tick trefoil

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tick trefoil

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“Tick trefoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tick%20trefoil. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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