noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English clāfre; akin to Old High German klēo clover Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Trifolium) of low leguminous herbs having trifoliolate leaves and flowers in dense heads and including many that are valuable for forage and attractive to bees 2. any of various related plants (as of the genera Melilotus, Lespedeza, or Medicago) of the legume family

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Clover — (engl. für „Klee“) steht für: Clover (Clamp), eine Manga Serie von Clamp Clover (Chiya), eine Manga Serie von Toriko Chiya Clover (Bassgitarren), ein Musikinstrumentenbauunternehmen Clover (Band), eine deutsche Irish Folk Band Orte in den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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

  • Clover — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”