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Definitions for clover
ˈkloʊ vərclover

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clover, trefoilnoun

    a plant of the genus Trifolium

Wiktionary

  1. clovernoun

    A plant of the genus Trifolium with leaves usually divided into three (rarely four) leaflets and with white or red flowers.

  2. Etymology: clovere, claver, from clafre, earlier clæfre, from klaibrōn (cf. East Frisian kleeuwer, Dutch klaver, Low German dialect Kleeber), enlargement of * (cf. Low German Klief, Kliev, German Klee), from glei- ‘to stick’ (compare Old Church Slavonic ‘slime’, Ancient Greek ‘glue, tar’). More at cleave, clay.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CLOVER, Clover-grassnoun

    Etymology: clæfer, Saxon.

    The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth
    The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.

    Nature shall provide
    Green grass and fatt’ning clover for their fare. John Dryden, Virgil.

    Clover improves land, by the great quantity of cattle it maintains. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    My Blouzelinda is the blithest lass,
    Than primrose sweeter, or the clover-grass. John Gay.

    Well, Laureat, was the night in clover spent? George Ogle.

Wikipedia

  1. Clover

    Clover or trefoil are common names for plants of the genus Trifolium (Latin, tres "three" + folium "leaf"), consisting of about 300 species of flowering plants in the legume or pea family Fabaceae originating in Europe. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution with highest diversity in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, but many species also occur in South America and Africa, including at high altitudes on mountains in the tropics. They are small annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial herbaceous plants, typically growing up to 30 cm tall. The leaves are trifoliate (rarely quatrefoiled; see four-leaf clover), cinquefoil, or septfoil, with stipules adnate to the leaf-stalk, and heads or dense spikes of small red, purple, white, or yellow flowers; the small, few-seeded pods are enclosed in the calyx. Other closely related genera often called clovers include Melilotus (sweet clover) and Medicago (alfalfa or Calvary clover).

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  1. clover

    Clover is a type of small perennial plant with trifoliate leaves, typically belonging to the legume family. It is known for its distinctive three-lobed leaves and often, though not always, for its small, pea-like flowers which can be white, pink, red or yellow. Many consider finding a four-leaf clover to be a sign of good luck. Clover can be found in many parts of the world and it is often used in agriculture due to its nitrogen-fixing properties that enrich the soil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clovernoun

    a plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the common red clover, T. pratense, the white, T. repens, and the hare's foot, T. arvense

  2. Etymology: [OE. claver, clover, AS. clfre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee, Sw. klfver.]

Wikidata

  1. Clover

    Clover, or trefoil, is a genus of about 300 species of plants in the leguminous pea family Fabaceae. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution; the highest diversity is found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, but many species also occur in South America and Africa, including at high altitudes on mountains in the tropics. They are small annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial herbaceous plants. The leaves are trifoliate, with stipules adnate to the leaf-stalk, and heads or dense spikes of small red, purple, white, or yellow flowers; the small, few-seeded pods are enclosed in the calyx. Other closely related genera often called clovers include Melilotus and Medicago. The "shamrock" of popular iconography is sometimes considered to be young clover. The scientific name derives from the Latin tres, "three", and folium, "leaf", so called from the characteristic form of the leaf, which has three leaflets; hence the popular name trefoil. Clovers are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species; see list of Lepidoptera that feed on clovers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clover

    klōv′ėr, n. a genus of plants containing a great number of species, natives chiefly of temperate climates, affording rich pasturage.—adj. Clov′ered, covered with clover.—n. Clov′er-grass, clover.—adj. Clov′ery, abounding in clover.—Live in clover, to live luxuriously or in abundance. [A.S. cláfre; Dut. klaver; Dan. klöver; Ger. klee.]

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  1. Clover

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CLOVER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clover is ranked #12307 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Clover surname appeared 2,526 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Clover.

    85% or 2,149 total occurrences were White.
    9.4% or 239 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 57 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 54 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clover in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of clover in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    A best friend it like a four leaf clover - Hard to find, and lucky to have.

  2. Heather Lydia Thornhill:

    If I am lucky then you are my rabbit. If you are lucky then I am your clover. If I eat meat and you eat plants who's kiss lasts longer on the tongue? If you eat meat and I eat plants who's love lasts longer?

  3. Stanislaw Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts":

    If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?

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