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lucerne1

Syllabification: lu·cerne
Pronunciation: /lo͞oˈsərn
 
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noun

chiefly British
Another term for alfalfa.
Example sentences
  • 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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There are 2 main definitions of lucerne in English:

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Lucerne2

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

Words that rhyme with Lucerne

adjourn, astern, Berne, burn, churn, concern, discern, earn, fern, fohn, kern, learn, quern, Sauternes, spurn, stern, Sterne, tern, terne, Traherne, turn, urn, Verne, yearn

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