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.

, , (Trifolium repens) / , (Medicago lupulina)

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