Shamrock Definition

shămrŏk
shamrocks
noun
shamrocks
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.
Webster's New World
The compound leaf of one of these plants.
American Heritage
A representation of one of these plants or leaves, used as a national emblem of Ireland.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
common wood sorrelOxalis acetosellacuckoo breadTrifolium repensdutch-cloverwhite-cloverTrifolium dubiumlesser yellow trefoilhop clover

Other Word Forms of Shamrock

Noun

Singular:
shamrock
Plural:
shamrocks

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

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