Clover meaning

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(botany) A plant of the genus Trifolium with leaves usually divided into three (rarely four) leaflets and with white or red flowers.
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A surname​.
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A leaf of any of these plants, with a (specified) number of leaflets.

A four-leaf clover.

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A town in South Carolina.
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A town in Wisconsin.
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Any of various herbs of the genus Trifolium in the pea family, having trifoliolate leaves and dense heads of small flowers and including species grown for forage, for erosion control, and as a source of nectar for honeybees.
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Any of several other plants in the pea family, such as bush clover and sweet clover.
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Any of several nonleguminous plants, such as water clover.
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Any of a genus (Trifolium) of low-growing plants of the pea family, usually with leaves of three leaflets and small flowers in dense heads.
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Any similar plant of the pea family.
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in clover
  • Living a carefree life of ease, comfort, or prosperity.
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in clover
  • living a life of ease and luxury, as cattle in good pasture
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Origin of clover

  • Middle English from Old English clāfre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English clovere, claver, from Old English clāfre, earlier clǣfre, from Proto-Germanic *klaibrǭ (compare Saterland Frisian Kleeuwer, Dutch klaver, dialectal Low German Kleeber, Kleewer), enlargement of *klaiwaz (compare Plautdietsch Kjlee, German Klee), from Proto-Indo-European *glei- (“to stick”) (compare Old Church Slavonic [script?] (glěvŭ, “slime”), Ancient Greek γλοιός (gloiós, “glue, tar”)). More at cleave, clay.

    From Wiktionary