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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
four-leaf clover
▪ Small birds flitted in the shade of the branches and bees were crawling over the red and white clover.
▪ Buttercups, daisies, cranesbill, the red purple of clover, all were pushing through the new grass of the meadows.
▪ He sampled 50 white clover clones from a grid covering the whole field.
▪ Small birds flitted in the shade of the branches and bees were crawling over the red and white clover.
▪ All permanent pasture and most leys contain a large number of grasses, clovers, weeds, and herbs.
▪ As befitted an earth sign, Taurus was made of clay, a sturdy little bull comically smelling a floret of clover.
▪ At the moment it looks more like a bit of rough pasture ... full of dandelions and clover patches.
▪ Can you taste the clover in it?
▪ Domestic vines and orchards, in patches of garden overgrown with poppies and clover, straggle as far up as the fortress.
▪ He took it out to hold and to watch it munch clover.
▪ It has a long creeping rhizome from which leaves similar to a four-leaf clover develop in two rows.
▪ Thoughtfully, Hera pulled a tuft of clover from the ground and offered it.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Clover \Clo"ver\ (kl[=o]"v[~e]r), n. [OE. claver, clover, AS. cl[=ae]fre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee, Sw. kl["o]fver.] (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.

Clover weevil (Zo["o]l.) a small weevil ( Apion apricans), that destroys the seeds of clover.

Clover worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a small moth ( Asopia costalis), often very destructive to clover hay.

In clover, in very pleasant circumstances; fortunate.

Sweet clover. See Meliot.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Middle English, from Old English clafre, clæfre "clover," from Proto-Germanic *klaibron (cognates: Old Saxon kle, Middle Low German klever, Middle Dutch claver, Dutch klaver, Old High German kleo, German Klee "clover"), which is of uncertain origin.\n

\nKlein and Liberman write that it is probably from West Germanic *klaiwaz- "sticky pap" (see clay), and Liberman adds, "The sticky juice of clover was the base of the most popular sort of honey." First reference in English to the suposed luck of a four-leaf clover is from c.1500. To be in clover "live luxuriously" is 1710, "clover being extremely delicious and fattening to cattle" [Johnson]. Four-leaf clover attested from 1845.


n. (context botany English) A plant of the genus ''Trifolium'' with leaves usually divided into three (rarely four) leaflets and with white or red flowers.


n. a plant of the genus Trifolium [syn: trefoil]

Clover, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
Population (2000): 4014
Housing Units (2000): 1635
Land area (2000): 2.800157 sq. miles (7.252373 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.011330 sq. miles (0.029344 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.811487 sq. miles (7.281717 sq. km)
FIPS code: 15355
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 35.112194 N, 81.226848 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Clover, SC

Clover or trefoil are common names for plants of the genus Trifolium (Latin, tres "three" + folium "leaf"), consisting of about 300 species of plants in the leguminous pea family Fabaceae. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution; the highest diversity is found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, but many species also occur in South America and Africa, including at high altitudes on mountains in the tropics. They are small annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial herbaceous plants. Clover can be evergreen. The leaves are trifoliate (rarely quatrefoiled, cinquefoil, or septfoil), with stipules adnate to the leaf-stalk, and heads or dense spikes of small red, purple, white, or yellow flowers; the small, few-seeded pods are enclosed in the calyx. Other closely related genera often called clovers include Melilotus (sweet clover) and Medicago ( alfalfa or 'cavalry clover').

Clover (Clamp manga)

is a manga series created by Clamp, a creative team made up by Satsuki Igarashi, Nanase Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Mokona. The manga takes place in a dystopian future, where the government is out to control the "Clovers", a race of children with special powers.

Clover was serialized in Kodansha's Amie from 1997 until the magazine's demise in 1999.

Clover (disambiguation)

Clover is a genus of small, trifoliate plants.

Clover may also refer to:

Clover (spread)

Clover is a brand of margarine sold in the United Kingdom, produced by the Dairy Crest group. It resembles butter but is easier to spread when cold. It is made from ingredients including vegetable fat and buttermilk. The brand was launched in 1983 and is claimed to be worth £81m at retail value. It is made in Crudgington near Telford.

Clover (dairy)

Clover Industries Limited ("Group" and/or "Clover") is a branded foods and beverages group, listed on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as of 14 December 2010.

The Group produces and distributes (both for itself and other FMCG companies) a diverse range of dairy and consumer products to customers and consumers through one of the largest and most extensive distribution networks in South Africa (more specifically the second largest chilled distribution network).

Clover (telescope)

Clover would have been an experiment to measure the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. It was approved for funding in late 2004, with the aim of having the full telescope operational by 2009. The project was jointly run by Cardiff University, Oxford University, the Cavendish Astrophysics Group and the University of Manchester.

The Clover Project was meant to consist of two independent telescopes, one operating at 95 GHz with the other operating at both 150 and 225 GHz. Both telescopes were to be sited near the CBI site in the Atacama Desert, Chile. The two telescope receivers would have been large format focal plane arrays of either 100 or 200 bolometric detectors.

The aim of the experiment was to measure the B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background between multipoles of 20 and 1000 down to a sensitivity limited by the foreground contamination due to lensing. This would have allowed the detection of primordial gravitational waves in the universe so long as the ratio of scalar perturbations (caused by density fluctuations in the early universe) to the tensor perturbations caused by gravitational waves was greater than r = 0.01.

It was hoped that the telescope would have spent around 2 years observing a total of around 1,000 degrees of sky, made up of several patches of sky where polarized foregrounds ( synchrotron and thermal dust emission) are at a minimum.

Clover was canceled in March 2009 as STFC were unable to provide the requested additional funds of 2.55 million pounds to finish the project.

Clover (toy company)

Clover was a Japanese toy company founded in 1973. It closed in 1983.

Today it is mainly known as the sponsor of the original Gundam TV-series in 1979. As such, it was responsible for canceling the show early because it didn't sell enough toys. The show was mainly popular among older kids and young adults who didn't buy toys, and sales suffered as a result. Also Clovers designs were not based on the finished version of the show and thus were not very accurate. Gundam ended up being very popular after it was re-edited into a movie-trilogy but Clovers toys were still not a hit.

Instead it was Bandai who capitalized on the show by selling model-kits that became extremely popular. Gundam had started the Real Robot trend which changed the focus to "realistic" robots instead of the "super robots" which Clover were used to making. They tried to adapt to the new market by sponsoring shows such as Xabungle, Dunbine, and Srungle (the first 2 being directed by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino) but folded in 1983.

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Clover (detector)

A clover detector is a gamma-ray detector that consists of 4 coaxial N-type high purity germanium (Ge) crystals each machined to shape and mounted in a common cryostat to form a structure resembling a four-leaf clover.

Clover (band)

Clover was an American country rock band formed in Mill Valley, California, in 1967. They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and for members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams. Clover originally disbanded in 1978. Three members reunited for two concerts backing Costello in San Francisco on November 8, 2007.

Clover (store)

Clover was a discount chain of 26 stores operated by Strawbridge & Clothier in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Clover stores averaged , but the first five stores it opened, ran about to .

Clover (1997 film)

Clover is a 1997 TV-movie that first aired on USA with Elizabeth McGovern, Ernie Hudson, Zelda Harris and Beatrice Winde based on Dori Sanders' bestselling 1990 novel Clover.

Clover (surname)

Clover is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Elzada Clover (1896-1980), American botanist
  • Joseph Thomas Clover (1825–1882), pioneer in anesthesia
  • Joshua Clover, American poet
Clover (Toriko Chiya manga)

is a manga series written and illustrated by Toriko Chiya. It follows Saya Suzuki, an office lady, who falls in love with her supervisor Susumu Tsuge.

Clover (2014 film)

is 2014 Japanese film directed by Takeshi Furusawa and based on the manga series created by Toriko Chiya.

Clover (Tetsuhiro Hirakawa)

is a Japanese fighting manga written and illustrated by Hirakawa Tetsuhiro.

Clover (creature)

Clover is the production name given to the giant monster and the main antagonist in the 2008 film Cloverfield. The creature was originally conceived by producer J. J. Abrams and was designed by artist Neville Page. In the film, the monster's name is never mentioned; the name "Cloverfield" is only given to the US Department of Defense case file of the incidents depicted in the film. The Department of Defense names the creature "LSA" for Large-Scale Aggressor in the film's Blu-ray special feature called "Cloverfield Special Investigation Mode". The name Clover was the nickname affectionately given to the monster among the production staff.

Clover (mobile app)

Clover is a dating mobile app which connects with a user's Facebook account to create a new Clover profile. As of version 2.1, users who do not have a Facebook account can use an email address to sign up instead. It is available for download for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Users can choose to turn their GPS location on or off and browse other users' profiles anonymously. Users can interact with each other by liking each other, sending text and multimedia chat messages, or sending gifts. Users can also dislike other users which will remove them from future search results and exclude other users from contacting them based on their age or location. As of version 3.0, users can also set up dates using the application's "On Demand Dating" feature.

Usage examples of "clover".

Crimson clover has highest adaptation to the States east of the Allegheny Mountains and west of the Cascades, but will also grow in the more Central States south, in which moisture is abundant.

Sweet clover will grow in all the States and provinces of the United States and Canada, but has highest adaptation for the Central and Southern States.

Alsike clover has much the same adaptation to soils as the medium and mammoth varieties, but will grow better than these on low-lying soils well stored with humus.

Crimson clover has highest adaptation for sandy loam soils into which the roots can penetrate easily.

Small, white clover has adaptation for soils very similar to that of alsike clover.

What has been said with reference to clover ensilage will apply almost equally to alfalfa.

The Comtesse de Chabrillan was once, like Clover Lee, an equestrienne of a circus, le Cirque Franconi.

Edge, Autumn, ex-Troop Sergeant Yount and equestriennes Clover Lee and Monday sat, among a number of other and presumably noble spectators, in the pillared gallery above the acre of tanbark riding area, while a string orchestra in the loggia played and eight gorgeously uniformed officers put their eight extraordinary stallions through their extraordinary paces.

Dogtails and Hard Fescue, Fiorin and Clover, not to mention Smooth-stalked Meadow Grass and Perennial Rye Grass grew where it had no business to grow at all thrusting through the cobblestones of the streets, choking the harbors and running riot across the dunes of Ostend and Scheveningen.

How sweet were the hours when I could lay aside all thought of freewill and of predestination, to lie with my heels in the air among the scented clover, and listen to old Chaucer telling the sweet story of Grisel the patient, or to weep for the chaste Desdemona, and mourn over the untimely end of her gallant spouse.

Ordinarily, the work can best be done by clover hullers, the same as are used in threshing medium red and mammoth clover, but grain separators, with certain attachments, will now do this work in good form.

Others are scattered on the mounds and in the meads adjoining, where may be collected some heath still in bloom, prunella, hypericum, white yarrow, some heads of red clover, some beautiful buttercups, three bits of blue veronica, wild chamomile, tall yellowwood, pink centaury, succory, dock cress, daisies, fleabane, knapweed, and delicate blue harebells.

However, there are good reasons for believing that with the introduction of hardy varieties and through the use of Northern grown seed, an inoculated soil, where inoculation may be necessary, that medium red clover will yet be grown over wide areas in all the provinces of Northwestern Canada, south of and including the Saskatchewan valley.

The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover, Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank, Conceives by idleness, and nothing teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burrs, Losing both beauty and utility.

Where the white killdeer has built her fair nest, Your pillow sweet clover, your blanket the grass The moon shines on you as the wind whistles past.