a.1.(Bot.) Producing three leaves; as, three-leaved nightshade.
Three-leaved nightshade
See Trillium.
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One of the newly discovered genes can produce a four-leafed clover, but it's usually suppressed by another gene that controls the plant's three-leafed trait.
One such story tells of an itinerant missionary by the name of Patrick, who is said to have banished all snakes from the island and taught the doctrine of the Holy Trinity by using a three-leafed shamrock to illustrate the Christian teaching of 'three divine persons in one God'.
During the White House visit, Kenny made the customary presentation of a bowl of shamrock -- Ireland's three-leafed floral emblem - to Obama.
Mysteriously staff and students found their desks adorned with shamrock - a lucky three-leafed white clover today.
The winning drawing - called My Irish Roots - depicts the three-leafed shamrock worked around the Google name.
Among the jewellery stolen was a gold ring with diamonds in the shape of a three-leafed clover and an engagement ring with three diamonds.
If it was your job to set the table for the most anticipated meal of the week, roast beef, usually served festively to animated guests, you opened the china cabinet and chose three decorative sets, which you strategically spread along the three-leafed table.
The cherished three-leafed plant - the emblem of St Patrick - is so popular around the world that growers fear its popularity could soon kill it off.
Los Angeles is largely free of poisonous plants, but our hills do contain poison oak, that three-leafed plant that can cause horrible itching, blistering and redness.
leaves from bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus); willow herb (Chamaenerion angustifolium); Lapland lousewort (Pedicularis lapponica); goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea); tufted hair-grass (Deschampsia caespitosa); three-leafed rush (Juncus trifidus); and stiff sedge (Carex bigelowii).
And even its logo, a three-leafed plant whose roots stretch as deep and as wide as its branches, exemplifies Rodale's formula for success: strong, consistent leadership; a commitment to health and better living; and a depth of knowledge.
Thankfully the others were a lot more adept and after a few attempts something resembling the three-leafed motif sat proudly upon the drinks - there were even a few four-leafed clovers