bird's foot trefoil

bird's-foot trefoil

[burdz-foot]
noun
1.
a plant, Lotus corniculatus, of the legume family, the pods of which spread like a crow's foot, grown for forage.
2.
any similar plant of the same genus.

Origin:
1825–35

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bird's-foot trefoil
 
n
Also called: bacon-and-eggs any of various creeping leguminous Eurasian plants of the genus Lotus, esp L. corniculatus, with red-tipped yellow flowers and seed pods resembling the claws of a bird

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