Etymology

1. trefoil

noun. an architectural ornament in the form of three arcs arranged in a circle.

Etymology

  • trifoil (Anglo-Norman)
  • trefeuil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • trifolio (Esperanto)
  • trifolium (Latin)

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2. trefoil

noun. a plant of the genus Trifolium.

Synonyms

  • herb
  • purple clover
  • white clover
  • Italian clover
  • clover
  • Trifolium pratense
  • Trifolium
  • Trifolium dubium
  • genus Trifolium
  • buffalo clover
  • alpine clover
  • Trifolium repens
  • shamrock
  • hop clover
  • Trifolium incarnatum
  • Trifolium reflexum
  • herbaceous plant
  • Trifolium stoloniferum
  • crimson clover
  • lesser yellow trefoil
  • Trifolium alpinum
  • dutch clover

Etymology

  • trifoil (Anglo-Norman)
  • trefeuil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • trifolio (Esperanto)
  • trifolium (Latin)

3. trefoil

noun. any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves.

Synonyms

  • herb
  • medic
  • Medicago sativa
  • Medicago arborea
  • sickle alfalfa
  • black medick
  • Medicago lupulina
  • lucerne
  • medick
  • yellow trefoil
  • nonesuch clover
  • Medicago intertexta
  • Medicago echinus
  • sickle lucerne
  • moon trefoil
  • hop clover
  • Medicago falcata
  • Calvary clover
  • herbaceous plant
  • Medicago
  • sickle medick
  • genus Medicago

Etymology

  • trifoil (Anglo-Norman)
  • trefeuil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • trifolio (Esperanto)
  • trifolium (Latin)

Sentences with trefoil


1. Noun, singular or mass
Known in Latin as Trifolium pratense, red clover is also called trefoil, purple clover, wild clover, cleaver grass and cow grass.

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