Medicago lupulina
Shamrock Sham"rock, n. [L. seamrog, seamar, trefoil, white clover, white honeysuckle; akin to Gael. seamrag.] (Bot.) A trifoliate plant used as a national emblem by the Irish. The legend is that St. Patrick once plucked a leaf of it for use in illustrating the doctrine of the trinity. [1913 Webster]

Note: The original plant was probably a kind of wood sorrel ({Oxalis Acetocella}); but now the name is given to the white clover ({Trifolium repens}), and the black medic ({Medicago lupulina}). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Medicago lupulina — apyninė liucerna statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medingas, pašarinis augalas (Medicago lupulina), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Medicago lupulina angl. black medic; hop… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Medicago lupulina — Medic Med ic, n. [L. medica, Gr. ? (sc. ?) a kind of clover introduced from Media, from ? Median.] (Bot.) A leguminous plant of the genus {Medicago}. The black medic is the {Medicago lupulina}; the purple medic, or lucern, is {Medicago sativa}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medicago lupulina — Nonesuch None such , n. A person or thing of a sort that there is no other such; something extraordinary; a thing that has not its equal. It is given as a name to various objects, as to a choice variety of apple, a species of medic ({Medicago… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medicago lupulina — apyninė liucerna statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Liucernų rūšis, paplitusi kaip laukinis augalas. atitikmenys: lot. Medicago lupulina angl. black medick; English trefoil; hop clover; hop medick; yellow trefoil rus. буркунчик; люцерна… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • Medicago lupulina — ID 52346 Symbol Key MELU Common Name black medick Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Medicago lupulina — noun prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and curved black pods; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑black medick, ↑hop clover, ↑yellow trefoil, ↑nonesuch clover • Hypernyms: ↑medic, ↑medick, ↑trefoil …   Useful english dictionary

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