There are 2 definitions of Lucerne in English:

Lucerne

Syllabification: Lu·cerne
Pronunciation: /lo͞oˈsərn
 
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  • A resort on the western shore of Lake Lucerne, in central Switzerland; population 58,381 (2007). German name Luzern.

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There are 2 definitions of Lucerne in English:

lucerne

Syllabification: lu·cerne
Pronunciation: /lo͞oˈsərn
 
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noun

chiefly British
  • another term for alfalfa.
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    • They are looking currently for high protein hay, and that would be lucerne, vetch and clover hay and those stocks are dwindling.
    • Only in Flanders and a few contiguous districts was grain rotated with soil-restoring fodder crops, such as clover, lucerne, and sainfoin, and fallow thus eliminated.
    • The slugs also preferred the leaves of lucerne, white clover and lupins, to the wheat plants.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French luzerne, from modern Provençal luzerno 'glowworm' (with reference to its shiny seeds).

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