Definition of “alfalfa” - English Dictionary


“alfalfa” in English

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alfalfanoun [ U ]

uk /ˌælˈfæl.fə/ us /ˌælˈfæl.fə/

Examples from literature

  • The clipping back of the alfalfa plants is helpful, rather than hurtful. 
  • We ought to be watering thousands of acres for alfalfa and grain that now are dry. 
  • When it occurs in cool weather and quickly subsides, it may be possible to grow paying crops of alfalfa. 
  • When some wet soils are drained, alfalfa may not succeed well on them for a time and later may grow luxuriantly. 
  • Where alfalfa or cow peas can be successfully grown, either crop would be preferable. 

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