Sweet clover

Sweet clover
Clover Clo"ver (kl[=o]"v[~e]r), n. [OE. claver, clover, AS. cl[=ae]fre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee, Sw. kl["o]fver.] (Bot.) A plant of different species of the genus {Trifolium}; as the common red clover, {Trifolium pratense}, the white, {Trifolium repens}, and the hare's foot, {Trifolium arvense}. [1913 Webster]

{Clover weevil} (Zo["o]l.) a small weevil ({Apion apricans}), that destroys the seeds of clover.

{Clover worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a small moth ({Asopia costalis}), often very destructive to clover hay.

{In clover}, in very pleasant circumstances; fortunate. [Colloq.]

{Sweet clover}. See {Meliot}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sweet clover — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet clover — n. any of a genus (Melilotus) of annual or biennial plants of the pea family, with small, white or yellow flowers, leaflets in groups of three, and single seeded pods: grown for hay, forage, or green manure …   English World dictionary

  • sweet clover — noun erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvement (Freq. 17) • Syn: ↑melilotus, ↑melilot • Hypernyms: ↑woody plant, ↑ligneous plant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet clover — any member of the genus Melilotus; see also sweet clover disease, under disease …   Medical dictionary

  • sweet clover — sweet′ clo′ver n. pln melilot • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • sweet clover — /swit ˈkloʊvə/ (say sweet klohvuh) noun → Bokhara clover …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweet clover — noun Date: 1860 any of a genus (Melilotus) of Old World legumes that have trifoliolate leaves and are widely grown for soil improvement or hay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sweet clover — melilot. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet clover disease — n a hemorrhagic diathesis of sheep and cattle feeding on improperly cured sweet clover (genus Melilotus of the family Leguminosae) containing excess quantities of dicumarol * * * a hemorrhagic disease of animals, especially cattle, caused by… …   Medical dictionary

  • sweet clover disease — noun : a hemorrhagic diathesis of sheep and cattle feeding on improperly cured sweet clover containing excess quantities of dicoumarol …   Useful english dictionary

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