Shamrock meaning

shămrŏk
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A plant having compound leaves with three small leaflets, especially a clover or wood sorrel.
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The compound leaf of one of these plants.
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A representation of one of these plants or leaves, used as a national emblem of Ireland.
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Any of certain clovers or cloverlike plants with leaflets in groups of three, used as the emblem of Ireland, as the red clover, white clover, wood sorrel, or black medic.
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The trefoil leaf of any small clover, especially Trifolium repens, or such a leaf from a clover-like plant.

She wore a shamrock in honor of her Irish ancestry.

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Any of several small plants, forms of clover, with trefoil leaves, especially Trifolium repens.

The fields were covered with shamrocks.

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Origin of shamrock

  • Irish Gaelic seamróg diminutive of seamar clover from Middle Irish semar

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

  • From Irish seamróg, diminutive of seamar (“clover").

    From Wiktionary