Definition of Japan clover

1. Noun. An annual of tropical Asia naturalized in United States.

Exact synonyms: Jap Clover, Japanese Clover, Lespedeza Striata
Group relationships: Genus Lespedeza
Generic synonyms: Bush Clover, Lespedeza



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Japan Clover

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janted
jantee
janthina
jantier
janties
jantiest
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jantiness
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jants
jantu
janty
jap clover
japan
japan clover (current term)
japaned
japanese b encephalitis
japanese clover
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japanize
japanized
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japanned
japanner
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japanning
japannish

Literary usage of Japan clover

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"japan clover (Lespedeza striata), a plant indigenous to China and Japan, a few specimens of which were noticed by botanists in the southern states before ..."

2. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"Among these are japan clover, velvet-bean and beggar-weed. ... Lespedeza or Japan clover is a native of eastern Asia, occurring in Japan, Korea, Manchuria, ..."

3. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"Among these are japan clover, velvet-bean and beggar-weed. ... Lespedeza or Japan clover is a native of eastern Asia, occurring in Japan, Korea, Manchuria, ..."

4. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"Gray, and the former, in an article written in the Aiken Press, first proposed the name japan clover for it, as it is a native of that distant country. ..."

5. Productive Farm Crops by Edward Gerrard Montgomery (1916)
".Yellow Sweet Clover Pod brown, % inch long Color, dark brown, seed mottled Japan Clover Key for Identification of Grass Seeds Seeds distinctly awned Seed ..."

6. Public School Methods (1921)
"(d) japan clover is grown from Kentucky and southern Missouri southward to the Gulf. (e) SWEET CLOVER, which grows as a weed along the roadsides and ..."

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