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alsike clover

[al-sahyk, -sik, awl-] /ˈæl saɪk, -sɪk, ˈɔl-/
noun
1.
a European clover, Trifolium hybridum, having pink flowers, grown in the U.S. for forage.
Also called alsike.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; after Alsike, near Uppsala, Sweden
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alsike

/ˈælsaɪk; -sɪk; ˈɔːl-/
noun
1.
a clover, Trifolium hybridum, native to Europe and Asia but widely cultivated as a forage crop. It has trifoliate leaves and pink or whitish flowers Also called alsike clover
Word Origin
C19: named after Alsike, Sweden
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