What does shamrock mean?

Definitions for shamrock
ˈʃæm rɒksham·rock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. white clover, dutch clover, shamrock, Trifolium repens(noun)

    creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely grown for forage

  2. common wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, shamrock, Oxalis acetosella(noun)

    Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers

  3. hop clover, shamrock, lesser yellow trefoil, Trifolium dubium(noun)

    clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowers; often considered the true or original shamrock


  1. shamrock(Noun)

    The trefoil leaf of any small clover, especially Trifolium repens, or such a leaf from a clover-like plant.

    She wore a shamrock in honor of her Irish ancestry.

  2. shamrock(Noun)

    Any of several small plants, forms of clover, with trefoil leaves, especially Trifolium repens.

    The fields were covered with shamrocks.

  3. Origin: From seamrog, diminutive of seamar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shamrock(noun)

    a trifoliate plant used as a national emblem by the Irish. The legend is that St. Patrick once plucked a leaf of it for use in illustrating the doctrine of the trinity

  2. Origin: [L. seamrog, seamar, trefoil, white clover, white honeysuckle; akin to Gael. seamrag.]


  1. Shamrock

    The shamrock refers to the young sprigs of clover or trefoil. It is known as a symbol of Ireland, with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity, according to legend. The name shamrock is derived from Irish seamróg, which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover meaning simply "little clover" or "young clover". Shamrock is usually considered to refer to either the species Trifolium dubium or Trifolium repens. However, other three-leaved plants—such as Medicago lupulina, Trifolium pratense, and Oxalis acetosella—are sometimes called shamrocks or clovers. The shamrock was traditionally used for its medicinal properties and was a popular motif in Victorian times.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shamrock

    sham′rok, n. the national emblem of Ireland, a leaf with three leaflets, or plant having such leaves, sometimes supposed to be the Wood-sorrel, but the name is more frequently applied to some species of Clover, or to some common plant of some of the nearly allied genera, as the Bird's Foot Trefoil or the Black Medick. The Lesser Yellow Trefoil is the plant usually sold in Dublin on St Patrick's Day. [Ir. seamrog, Gael. seamrag, trefoil, dim. of seamar, trefoil.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Shamrock

    a small trefoil plant, the national emblem of Ireland; it is matter of dispute whether it is the wood-sorrel, a species of clover, or some other allied trefoil; the lesser yellow trefoil is perhaps the most commonly accepted symbol.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shamrock in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shamrock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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