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berseem

[ber-seem] /bərˈsim/
noun
1.
a clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, of Egypt and Syria, grown for forage in the southwestern U.S.
Also called Egyptian clover.
Origin
1900-1905
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/
noun
1.
a Mediterranean clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, grown as a forage crop and to improve the soil in the southwestern US and the Nile valley Also called Egyptian clover
Word Origin
C20: from Arabic barsīm, from Coptic bersīm
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