clover-root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clover-root hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
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Usage

In literature:

Carefully dig up a root of clover, cowpea, soy bean or other legume and wash the soil from it.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
And these 3-1/4 tons of dry clover-roots contain 191-1/2 lbs.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
They have also demonstrated that more nitrogen is left in the soil by clover roots after a seed crop than after a crop of hay.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
It was the same with the white clover or a grass-root.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865" by Various
Examine the roots of clover, peas, or beans, and look for nodules.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
It is greatest with clovers and grasses, and least in the potatoes and roots.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
The flat fields glowed with rich crops of grain, roots, and clover.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
Crude threshing machines, clover-seed cleaners, root-cutters, and a simple but heavy form of hay-rake came into use.
"History of Farming in Ontario" by C. C. James
The plants which bear these root lumps belong to a group called legumes, of which clover, peas, beans, vetches, etc., are familiar examples.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous
When potatoes are forming, or clover is putting down its big root system, a great deal of water is needed.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
Besides the beets, the mice had harvested for themselves a number of cribs of clover-roots.
"A Watcher in The Woods" by Dallas Lore Sharp
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In poetry:

There is no star yet: but the smell
Of hay and pennyroyal mix
With herb aromas of the dell,
Where the root-hidden cricket clicks:
Among the ironweeds a bell
Clangs near the rail-fenced clover-ricks.
""Below The Sunset’s Range Of Rose"" by Madison Julius Cawein
"'Oh the hoof an' the horn, the roots an' the corn,
The flock in the fold an' the pigs in the pen,
Rye-grass an' clover, an' barns brimmin' over,
They feed the King's horses an' feed the King's men'"
"Speed The Plough: A Country Song" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Steve Fransen points out that the ladino clover had pink root nodules, indicating that it was fixing nitrogen.
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