Meaning of CLOVER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈklō-vər ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Old English clāfre; akin to Old High German klēo clover

Date: before 12th century

1. : any of a genus ( Trifolium ) of low leguminous herbs having trifoliolate leaves and flowers in dense heads and including many that are valuable for forage and attractive to bees

2. : any of various related plants (as of the genera Melilotus, Lespedeza, or Medicago ) of the legume family

- in clover

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.