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Dutch clover   /dətʃ klˈoʊvər/   Listen
Dutch clover

noun
1.
Creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely grown for forage.  Synonyms: shamrock, Trifolium repens, white clover.






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"Dutch clover" Quotes from Famous Books



... rather early the following morning, and we thought to have an hour over Catullus, and went to seek our host Gratian. We found him in his library in consultation with his factotum Jahn. He was eloquent on the salting, and not burning his weeds, on Dutch clover—"and mind, Jahn," said he, "every orchard should have a pig-stye: where pigs are kept, there apple-trees will thrive well, and bear well, if there be any fruit going:" and he moved his stick on the floor from habit, as if he were rubbing his pigs' backs; and then turning to us he said,—"Why, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847 • Various



Words linked to "Dutch clover" :   trefoil, clover



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