Meaning of “clover” in the English Dictionary

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"clover" in British English

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clovernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkləʊ.vər/ us /ˈkloʊ.vɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A firefly or so flickered brightly above the fields of clover. 
  • And he lies down on his back in a field of clover, and stares up at the sky. 
  • Bees hummed in the clover, and she began to sing with them, and her low, humming song melted into the roar of the storm. 
  • I must get into the shade, she said, climbed the fence, and, on the fragrant masses of red clover, threw herself down in the shade of the thorn tree. 
  • When clover is grown in short rotations, its power to destroy weeds is increased. 

(Definition of “clover” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clover" in American English

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clovernoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkloʊ·vər/

a small plant with three round, green leaves that are joined together

(Definition of “clover” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)