Berseem

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Berseem An Egyptian clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) extensively cultivated as a forage plant and soil-renewing crop in the alkaline soils of the Nile valley, and now introduced into the southwestern United States. It is more succulent than other clovers or than alfalfa. Called also Egyptian clover.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n berseem The Alexandrian or Egyptian clover, Trifolium Alexandrinum, the principal forage-plant and soil-plant of Egypt. It is an annual and of great value as a winter crop in warm countries where irrigation is practised. It has been introduced into America for trial, especially along the Rio Grande.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. bershīm, clover