clover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clover a plant of the genus Trifolium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1964 General Mills began marketing Lucky Charms cereal with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. The marshmallow bits (technically referred to as marbits) were invented in 1963 by John Holahan. The cereal is marketed using a leprechaun character named Lucky (L.C. Leprechaun is his full name) that touts his cereal as being "Magically Delicious." Over the years the various shapes and colors of the marshmallow bits in the cereal have undergone many changes.
    • n Clover klō"vẽr (Bot) A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the common red clover, Trifolium pratense, the white, Trifolium repens, and the hare's foot, Trifolium arvense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clover A name of various common species of plants of the genus Trifolium, natural order Leguminosæ. They are low herbs, chiefly found in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. There are about 200 species, of which about 50 are natives of the United States, chiefly west of the Rocky Mountains. Many are valuable forage-plants. The red, purple, or meadow clover, T. pratense, is extensively cultivated for fodder and as a fertilizer. The white or Dutch clover, T. repens, is common in pastures. The Alsike clover, T. hybridum, and the Italian, carnation, or crimson clover, T. incarnatum, are sometimes cultivated. Other species, mostly weeds of little value, are the yellow or hop clover, T. agrarium; the stone, hare's-foot, or rabbit-foot clover, T. arvense; the strawberry clover, T. fragiferum; the buffalo clover, T. redexum; the zigzag clover, T. medium, etc. The above are all natives of Europe, though several are widely naturalized.
    • n clover One of several plants of other genera belonging to the same order. Species of Melilotus are known as sweet clover and Bokhara or tree clover. Bur- or heart-clover is Medicago maculata; Calvary clover, the spiny-fruited Medicago Echinus; bush-clover, species of Lespedeza; bird's-foot clover, Lotus corniculatus and Trigonella ornithopodioides; prairie clover, species of Petalostemon, etc.
    • n clover In Texas, Marsilea macropoda, a plant of some forage value in shady bottoms. See Marsilea.
    • n clover Same as annual red clover.
    • n clover In California: Trifolium fucatum, a true clover, probably with some allied species or varieties. These are succulent plants with light-colored foliage.
    • n clover T. obtusiflorum, a species having an acid taste and clammy with an acid exudation. The Indians regard it as one of the best for eating, the exudation being generally washed off. Also called salt clover and, as growing near springs, spring-clover.
    • n clover Same as bear-clover.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clover klōv′ėr a genus of plants containing a great number of species, natives chiefly of temperate climates, affording rich pasturage
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Quotations

  • Emily Dickinson
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    “His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. claver, clover, AS. clǣfre,; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee, Sw. klöfver,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cláfre; Dut. klaver; Dan. klöver; Ger. klee.

Usage

In literature:

Bill Clover, who covers the second sack, comes from Portland, of the Pacific Coast League.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Clover-hay 2 5 0 17.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Sow clover on the part to be held in reserve for future gardening operations.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The lower one and the one at the left are seeds of red clover.
"Seed Dispersal" by William J. Beal
Soils adapted to red clover and alfalfa are usually well drained and contain plenty of lime.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
She could see great fields of grass, with daisies and clover.
"Clematis" by Bertha B. Cobb
He was rather astonished to see Courtlandt kneeling in the clover-patch, hunting for a four-leaf clover.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
If you have clover keep the sick ones on it, it is healthy for hogs.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Go look at him, right under the clover there by that stone.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The shamrock is not really the common clover nor any variety of it.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
De ducks fly 'cross de clover.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
It is greatest with clovers and grasses, and least in the potatoes and roots.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Of the trefoil, or clover, there is but little cultivated.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Year by year the clover business increased; fire guard grew to clover-lot, and clover-lot to little meadow.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The path that ran down behind the spring house and across the corner of the clover field was the Short Cut to the village.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
We went into camp under the landward glacis of the cliffs, in a field of clover which was to be ploughed under in a few days.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
The soil is here a deep clay, particularly well suited to the culture of grain and clover, and it produces abundant crops.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
The clover meadow stretched away to a low bluff, at the base of which I could see the shining surface of a small stream.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
Seeing not far off a beautiful field of clover, the boy thought he would go and lie down in it, and rest.
"Our Young Folks--Vol. I, No. II, February 1865" by Various
But Mrs. Clover ... she's different.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
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In poetry:

You have secret conferences
With hay that never lies
You marry the parables
Of coal and crimson clover
"The Right To Speak" by Rene Guy Cadou
Over the clover and daisies,
Under the wonder of blue,
Up from the seas the brave young breeze
Sweetens the summer anew!
"Summer Wind" by John Joy Bell
SECOND GIRL
Mallo lero iss im bo nero!
Him with the strong hand I will bring from the clover.
Mallo lero iss im bo baun!
"Girls Spinning" by Padraic Colum
"Thou shalt command us all,
April's cowslip, summer's clover
To the gentian in the fall,
Blue-eyed pet of blue-eyed lover.
"To Ellen, At The South" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The cow is a happy rover
O'er the fields of blooming clover,
Of it she is a fond lover,
And it makes the milk pails run over.
"Ensilage" by James McIntyre
So rain, Summer Rain, and cover
The meadows dewy and deep,
And freshen the blossoming clover,
And sing me to dreamless sleep.
"Summer Rain" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

We changed it to just killing clover and I made some graphics for it.
4-H'ers and Clover Kids Fair Highlights.
Crimson clover , a common cover crop, has nitrogen-producing qualities that make it a potential boon to both the environment and farmers, Oregon State University researchers want growers to know.
After reading research from their local University of Wisconsin-Extension agent based in Winnebago County, Pete and Charlie Knigge decided to give frost seeding red clover into winter wheat a try.
Last year, they added 10 pounds of red clover seed per acre when they applied urea in the spring.
Dennis Dietrich has worked for the past 32 years at Clover Farms Dairy, Muhlenberg Township, working his way up to vice president of operations.
I've got your four leaf clover right here.
Clover and Patches seem optimistic as they anticipate being let out of their stalls.
Clover High's Friends of Rachel club helps spread good deeds .
Clover man says he killed brother in self- defense .
Features rare performances by The Del Vikings, The Clovers, Jerry Butler, The Drifters and more.
Great doo wop classics with performances from The Del Vikings, The Clovers, Jerry Butler, The Drifters, Larry Chance & The Earls, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and many more.
BATTLE CREEK — Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encourages residents to support Michigan's 700 Christmas tree growers and the 54 poinsettia growers.
Ecologists take a field trip to Clover Groff Run.
Both robbers then fled towards Four Leaf Clover Drive.
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In science:

Since we have used the tadpole improved clover Wilson action, all physical quantities differ from their continuum counterparts by terms that are proportional to as .
Lattice study on kaon nucleon scattering length in the I=1 channel
The calculation is done using the tadpole improved clover Wilson action on anisotropic lattices.
Lattice study on kaon nucleon scattering length in the I=1 channel
Moreover, we compare our results from large lattices (L ≥ 1.8 fm) with two CP-PACS data sets 3 with renormalization group improved gauge fields and tree-level tadpole-improved clover quarks, a−1 ≈ 1.5 and 2 GeV respectively and L ≥ 2.5 fm, and find that they agree.
Calculation of Finite Size Effects on the Nucleon Mass in Unquenched QCD using Chiral Perturbation Theory
The lattice gauge action that is used in our study is the tadpole improved clover action on anisotropic lattices [20,21].
Lattice study on kaon pion scattering length in the $I=3/2$ channel
The calculation is done using the tadpole improved clover Wilson action on anisotropic lattices.
Lattice study on kaon pion scattering length in the $I=3/2$ channel
Abstract: Using the clover fermion action in unquenched QCD with pion masses as low as 420 MeV, we look for evidence for chiral logs in the static-light decay constant.
Searching for chiral logs in the static-light decay constant
The basis of our calculation is unquenched gauge configurations generated with the nonperturbatively improved clover action and the Wilson gauge action.
Searching for chiral logs in the static-light decay constant
It was found by the MILC collaboration [9, 32], for a smeared version of the clover action, that too much smearing of the fields can drastically change the decay constant.
Searching for chiral logs in the static-light decay constant
We have looked for the effects of the chiral log in the heavy-light decay constant using the lightest unquenched clover sea quarks used to date.
Searching for chiral logs in the static-light decay constant
The characteristic γ -rays emitted from the evaporation residues were detected using a Compton suppressed Clover detector placed at 55o with respect to the beam direction.
Sub- and above barrier fusion of loosely bound $^6$Li with $^{28}$Si
With c(h) sw we denote the heavy quark clover term. # con figs indicates our current preliminary statistics.
D_s meson spectroscopy
We calculate combinations of masses designed to test improvement and compare results obtained with the OK action to their counterparts obtained with the clover action.
Numerical Tests of the Improved Fermilab Action
From Ref. , we had data available with the clover action, and here we used the OK action with similar statistics, 500 configurations with 4 time sources per configuration.
Numerical Tests of the Improved Fermilab Action
By design, the the OK action improves these terms, compared with the clover action.
Numerical Tests of the Improved Fermilab Action
In order to compare the OK action with the clover action, we compute the rest and kinetic masses of heavy-light and heavy-heavy systems at four different hopping-parameter values, ˜κt = 0.042, 0.040, 0.038, 0.036.
Numerical Tests of the Improved Fermilab Action
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