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bird's-foot trefoil

[burdz-foo t] /ˈbɜrdzˌfʊt/
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
1825-1835
1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for bird's-foot trefoil

bird's-foot trefoil

noun
1.
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 Also called bacon-and-eggs
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