clover


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clover \Clo"ver\ (kl[=o]"v[~e]r), n. [OE. claver, clover, AS.
   cl[=ae]fre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee,
   Sw. kl["o]fver.] (Bot.)
   A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the
   common red clover, Trifolium pratense, the white,
   Trifolium repens, and the hare's foot, Trifolium arvense.
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   Clover weevil (Zool.) a small weevil (Apion apricans),
      that destroys the seeds of clover.

   Clover worm (Zool.), the larva of a small moth ({Asopia
      costalis}), often very destructive to clover hay.

   In clover, in very pleasant circumstances; fortunate.
      [Colloq.]

   Sweet clover. See Meliot.
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