berseem

berseem

[ber-seem]
noun
a clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, of Egypt and Syria, grown for forage in the southwestern U.S.
Also called Egyptian clover.


Origin:
1900–05; < dialectal Arabic barsīm < Coptic bersim, equivalent to ebra seed (< Demotic Egyptian prt < Egyptian ptr) + sim herbs (< Demotic Egyptian sm < Egyptian smw)

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berseem (bɜːˈsiːm)
 
n
Also called: Egyptian clover a Mediterranean clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, grown as a forage crop and to improve the soil in the southwestern US and the Nile valley
 
[C20: from Arabic barsīm, from Coptic bersīm]

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