Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of several plants, esp. a leguminous West Indian plant (Desmodium purpureum), grown in the SE U.S. for soil improvement
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of several tick trefoils, especially Desmodium tortuosum or D. purpureum, grown for forage or as a cover crop in subtropical and tropical regions.