Definition of alsike in English:

alsike

Syllabification: al·sike
Pronunciation: /ˈalˌsik, -ˌsīk
 
/
(also alsike clover)

noun

  • A tall clover that is widely grown for fodder. Native to Europe, it has become naturalized in North America.
    • Trifolium hybridum, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • A cool and moist environment is ideal for alsike clover growth; it has poor heat and drought tolerance.
    • Hay or pasture containing a large percentage of alsike clover is generally not recommended for horses.
    • As a precaution alsike clover should not be fed to horses in amounts greater than 5% of the feed.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Alsike in Sweden; Linnaeus mentions the plant growing there.

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