water clover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water clover water fern of Europe and Asia and the eastern United States distinguished by four leaflets resembling clover leaves
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Usage

In literature:

So long as you live nothin' but grass an' clover, an' cool water in shady places, an' dusty swales to roll in an' rest an' sleep!
"The Light of Western Stars" by Zane Grey
There they unharnessed the mules, and left them to crop the sweet clover in the water-meadows.
"Stories from the Odyssey" by H. L. Havell
I was in clover for once, and nearly wept when I found my boots brushed and hot water at my door.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
In other words, the clover-plant evaporated three times as much water as the wheat-plant.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Egyptian clover has highest adaptation for deposit soils, such as are made by the settling of silt held in solution by waters that overflow.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
It produces water-cresses, purslain, sorrels, turnips, and Sicilian radishes in abundance, as well as oats and clover.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Clover and maize are produced only in those parts where the soil is manured and artificially watered.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
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
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In poetry:

O'er clover fields in yonder dell,
From springs the water bring,
Nor stay the feast, but know ye well
The bell, when it shall ring.
"Outing Song" by George Hannibal Temple