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]


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  • clover — O.E. clafre, from P.Gmc. *klaibron (Cf. M.L.G. klever, M.Du. claver, Du. klaver, O.S. kle, O.H.G. kleo, Ger. Klee clover ), of uncertain origin. Liberman suggests it is probably from W.Gmc. *klaiwaz sticky pap (see CLAY (Cf. clay)), a …   Etymology dictionary

  • clover — [klō′vər] n. [ME < OE clafre, akin to MLowG klāver, Ger klee < IE base * glei , to stick: see CLAY] 1. any of a genus (Trifolium) of low growing plants of the pea family, usually with leaves of three leaflets and small flowers in dense… …   English World dictionary

  • Clover — Clover, SC U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 4014 Housing Units (2000): 1635 Land area (2000): 2.800157 sq. miles (7.252373 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.011330 sq. miles (0.029344 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.811487 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • clover — ► NOUN ▪ a herbaceous plant with globular white or deep pink flower heads and three lobed leaves. ● in clover Cf. ↑in clover ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Clover — f English: modern name taken from the flower (Old English clāfre). Its popularity may have been influenced by its slight similarity in sound to CHLOE (SEE Chloe) …   First names dictionary

  • Clover — Alsike redirects here. For the Swedish locality, see Alsike, Sweden. For the Canadian locality, see Alsike, Alberta. For other uses, see Clover (disambiguation). Clover Trifolium repens (White Clover) …   Wikipedia

  • clover — clovered, adj. clovery, adj. /kloh veuhr/, n., pl. clovers, (esp. collectively) clover. 1. any of various plants of the genus Trifolium, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves and dense flower heads, many species of which, as T.… …   Universalium

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  • Clover — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Clover », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Clover signifie trèfle en anglais. Il peut… …   Wikipédia en Français

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