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alfilaria

[al-fil-uh-ree-uh] /ælˌfɪl əˈri ə/
noun
1.
a European plant, Erodium cicutarium, of the geranium family, grown for forage in the U.S.
Also called pin clover.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < Spanish alfilerillo, equivalent to alfiler pin (< Arabic al-khilāl the pin) + -illo diminutive suffix
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alfilaria

/ˌælfɪˈlɛərɪə/
noun
1.
a geraniaceous plant, Erodium cicutarium, native to Europe, with finely divided leaves and small pink or purplish flowers. It is widely naturalized in North America and is used as fodder Also called pin clover
Word Origin
via American Spanish from Spanish alfilerillo, from alfiler pin, from Arabic al-khilāl the thorn
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