Definition of Purple clover

1. Noun. Erect to decumbent short-lived perennial having red-purple to pink flowers; the most commonly grown forage clover.

Exact synonyms: Red Clover, Trifolium Pratense
Generic synonyms: Clover, Trefoil

Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple Clover

purple-flowering raspberry
purple-fringed orchid
purple-fringed orchis
purple-hooded orchis
purple-staining Cortinarius
purple-stemmed aster
purple amaranth
purple anise
purple apricot
purple avens
purple bacteria
purple beech
purple boneset
purple chinese houses
purple clematis
purple clover (current term)
purple coral
purple corals
purple cress
purple drank
purple dye murex
purple dye murices
purple emperor
purple emperors
purple finch
purple fringeless orchid
purple fringeless orchis
purple gallinule
purple gas
purple grackle

Literary usage of Purple clover

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Farmer's Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Technical Terms Recently by Daniel Pereira Gardner (1854)
"Dutch clover is T. repent ;(A) purple clover is T. pratense ;(o) cow grass, or perennial clover, is T. medium.(d) Its abundant produce, ..."

2. The Principles of Agriculture by Albrecht Daniel Thaer (1844)
"It has also been remarked, that Dutch clover is not, like purple clover, ... purple clover is not found to be injured when sown alternately with white ..."

3. Lectures to Farmers on Agricultural Chemistry by Alexander Petzholdt (1846)
"... and may with greater facility be «own after repealed grain crops. It has also been remarked that Dutch clover is not, like purple clover, ..."

4. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"At that time I grew a little patch of purple-clover very near the house. Now, I have no such patch of purple-clover, and I never see my little friend ..."

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