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white clover

noun
1.
a clover, Trifolium repens, having white flowers, common in pastures and meadows.
Origin of white clover
1100
before 1100; Middle English; Old English
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  • Such areas, therefore, may be looked upon as possessed of superior adaptation for the growth of seed crops of white clover.

  • The white clover was in the grass, together with the little purple orchid.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
  • Perhaps no plant varies so little in this respect, as the white clover.

  • The caterpillar eats Astragalus, Thermopsis, and white clover.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • It also aids in fertilizing the soil, though probably not quite to the same extent as white clover.

  • The other great forages—timothy, red clover, alfalfa, blue grass and white clover—can never become important in Florida.

    Florida: An Ideal Cattle State Florida State Live Stock Association
  • When compared with white clover, these seeds are larger and thicker.

    Seeds of Michigan Weeds W. J. (William James) Beal
  • Its natural growth is luxuriant, and when cleared it inclines to clothe itself in white clover and the grasses.

    A Report on Washington Territory William Henry Ruffner
  • In both England and Germany it is now more commonly grown than white clover.

  • Before it was a strip of white clover, as green and fresh looking as if it were on the banks of Clover Creek in Ohio.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
British Dictionary definitions for white clover

white clover

noun
1.
a Eurasian clover plant, Trifolium repens, with rounded white flower heads: cultivated as a forage plant
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