prairie clover


prairie clover
noun
: a plant of the genus Petalostemon

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any plant belonging to the genus Petalostemon, of the legume family, common in western North America, having pinnately compound leaves and spikes of white, purple, or pink flowers.
[1855-60, Amer.]

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prairie clover,
any one of various herbs of the pea family with small, pink, purple, or white flowers in dense heads or spikes.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Prairie clover — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prairie clover — any plant belonging to the genus Petalostemon, of the legume family, common in western North America, having pinnately compound leaves and spikes of white, purple, or pink flowers. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • prairie clover — noun a) A genus, Dalea, in the family Fabaceae. b) A species in that genus …   Wiktionary

  • silver prairie-clover — dvispalvė dalėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Dalea bicolor), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikje (Meksikoje). atitikmenys: lot. Dalea bicolor angl. silver prairie clover šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • purple prairie-clover — purpurinė dalėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Dalea purpurea), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dalea purpurea angl. purple prairie clover šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2010 …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white prairie clover — noun : a prairie clover (Petalostemon candidum) of central No. America with terminal spikes of white petaled flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prairie — Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie chicken — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie dock — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie dog — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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