Definition of clover in English:

clover

Syllabification: clo·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈklōvər
 
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noun

A herbaceous plant of the pea family that has dense, globular flower heads, and leaves that are typically three-lobed. It is an important and widely grown fodder and rotational crop.
  • Genus Trifolium, family Leguminosae: many species, in particular red clover (T. pratense) and the creeping white clover (T. repens)
More example sentences
  • To attract these flies, plant some dill, parsley and sweet clover in your garden.
  • We found it quite quickly, a patch of grass with yellow gorse bushes dotted here and there around, blue vetch and clover, bright red Herb Robert.
  • Cover crops included crimson clover, generally planted in the off-season to protect the soil.

Origin

Old English clāfre, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch klaver and German Klee.

Phrases

in clover

In ease and luxury: we’ll be in clover down there, lying around in the sun and fishing on the lake
More example sentences
  • The soft play area keeps the kids in clover and the food is superb.
  • They want to be ruled by ‘strong leaders’ who will ‘do whatever it takes’ to protect them from harm and keep them in clover.
  • ‘If this figure was reached we would be in clover,’ he states.

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