I. adjective Date: 1915 resembling a clover leaf in shape II. noun (plural cloverleafs or cloverleaves) Date: 1931 an interchange between two major highways that allows traffic to change from one to the other without requiring any left turns or crossings and that from above resembles a 4-leaf clover

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