a plant of the genus Trifolium
A plant of the genus Trifolium with leaves usually divided into three (rarely four) leaflets and with white or red flowers.
Origin: 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.
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
Origin: [OE. claver, clover, AS. clfre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee, Sw. klfver.]
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
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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The numerical value of clover in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of clover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- trèvolCatalan, Valencian
- seamragScottish Gaelic
- クローバー, 白詰草Japanese
- korouwa, koroua, korowaMāori
- layu, chikmuQuechua
- trevúgliu, tirvozu, travullu, trivudhu, tirifoziSardinian
- детелина, detelinaSerbo-Croatian
- cây xa trục thảoVietnamese
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