buffalo clover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buffalo clover clover of western United States
    • n buffalo clover low-growing annual herb of southwestern United States (Texas) having silky foliage and blue flowers; a leading cause of livestock poisoning in the southwestern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buffalo clover (Bot) a kind of clover (Trifolium reflexum and Trifoliumsoloniferum) found in the ancient grazing grounds of the American bison.
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Usage

In literature:

I observe a considerable quantity of the buffaloe clover in the bottoms.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The buffaloes were found in great numbers, feeding on the leaves of the cane, and the rich and spontaneous fields of clover.
"Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone" by Cecil B. Hartley
Game was plentiful, and cattle, horses, and hogs had multiplied on cane and buffalo clover.
"Erskine Dale--Pioneer" by John Fox
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