japan-clover

Japan clover

noun
a drought-resistant bush clover, Lespedeza striata, of the legume family, introduced to the southern Atlantic states from Asia, having numerous tiny trifoliate leaves valued for pasturage and hay.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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japan clover

noun
an annual of tropical Asia naturalized in United States [syn: japanese clover
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