berseem
noun Etymology: Arabic barsīm, from Coptic bersīm Date: circa 1902 a succulent annual clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) cultivated as a forage plant and green-manure crop especially in the alkaline soils of the Nile valley and in the southwestern U.S. — called also Egyptian clover

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  • Berseem — Ber*seem , n. [Ar. bersh[=i]m clover.] An Egyptian clover ({Trifolium alexandrinum}) extensively cultivated as a forage plant and soil renewing crop in the alkaline soils of the Nile valley, and now introduced into the southwestern United States …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • berseem — [bər sēm′] n. [Ar birsīm < Coptic bersim < ebra, seed + sim, herbs] an Egyptian clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) grown as a forage crop …   English World dictionary

  • berseem — /beuhr seem /, n. a clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, of Egypt and Syria, grown for forage in the southwestern U.S. Also called Egyptian clover. [1900 05; < dial. Ar barsim < Coptic bersim, equiv. to ebra seed ( < Demotic Egyptian prt < Egyptian… …   Universalium

  • berseem — ber·seem …   English syllables

  • berseem — ber•seem [[t]bərˈsim[/t]] n. pln a clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, of Egypt and Syria grown for forage in the southwestern U.S Also called Egyptian clover • Etymology: 1900–05; < dial. Ar barsīm < Coptic bersim …   From formal English to slang

  • berseem — …   Useful english dictionary

  • berseem clover — egiptinis dobilas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Trifolium alexandrinum), kilęs iš Viduržemio jūros srities. atitikmenys: lot. Trifolium alexandrinum angl. berseem clover; Egyptian clover vok. Alexandriner …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • berseem clover — noun see berseem …   Useful english dictionary

  • berseem clover — /bəsim ˈkloʊvə/ (say buhseem klohvuh) noun a variety of clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, used as an annual winter forage crop. Also, Egyptian clover. {Arabic bir sim seed herb + clover} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Egyptian clover — Berseem Ber*seem , n. [Ar. bersh[=i]m clover.] An Egyptian clover ({Trifolium alexandrinum}) extensively cultivated as a forage plant and soil renewing crop in the alkaline soils of the Nile valley, and now introduced into the southwestern United …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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