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four-leaf clover

[fawr-leef, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌlif, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a clover leaf having four leaflets instead of the usual three, purported to bring good luck.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Its crystalline headlamp housings are arranged in a nifty four-leaf clover pattern.
  • Make a charming leprechaun, search for a pot of gold and find a lucky four-leaf clover to win a prize.
  • Beneath the parasol arrange on the center of the rugs a pine table made in the shape of a big four-leaf clover.
  • But then he finds a four-leaf clover that enables him to see a water nixie.
British Dictionary definitions for four-leaf clover

four-leaf clover

noun
1.
a clover with four leaves rather than three, supposed to bring good luck
2.
another name for cloverleaf (sense 1)
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