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four-leaf clover

noun [C] uk   /ˌfɔː.liːf ˈkləʊ.vər/  us   /ˌfɔːr.liːf ˈkloʊ.vɚ/ (also four-leaved clover /ˌfɔː.liːvd ˈkləʊ.vər/  us /ˌfɔːr.liːvd ˈkloʊ.vɚ/ )
a clover (= a small plant) with a leaf that is divided into four parts rather than the usual three, thought to bring good luck to anyone who finds it
Translations of “four-leaf clover”
in Chinese (Traditional) 四葉苜蓿,四葉草(據信能給發現者帶來好運)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 四叶苜蓿,四叶草(据信能给发现者带来好运)…
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