Clover weevil
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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  • clover weevil — noun : a small European weevil (Apion apricans or related species) that feeds on clover …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clover worm — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clover leaf weevil — noun : a small brownish or blackish widely distributed weevil (Hypera punctata) native to Europe and sometimes highly destructive both as adult and larva to clovers and other leguminous plants …   Useful english dictionary

  • clover seed weevil — noun : a tiny grayish brown weevil (Microtrogus picirostris) the larva of which feeds on developing seeds of various clovers …   Useful english dictionary

  • clover root borer — noun : a small brown weevil (Hylastinus obscurus) of the family Scolytidae that bores in clover roots …   Useful english dictionary

  • clover root curculio — noun : a small dark broad snouted weevil (Sitona hispidula or a closely related species) that feeds on clovers, alfalfa, and other legumes, the larva on the root surface, scoring and girdling the roots, and the adult on the leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • In 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alfalfa weevil — a European weevil, Hypera postica, now also widely distributed in North America, that is an important pest, primarily of alfalfa, in both the larval and adult stages. [1910 15] * * * ▪ insect also called  Clover Leaf Weevil        (Hypera… …   Universalium

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