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(Plants) any leguminous plant of the temperate genus Trifolium, having leaves divided into three leaflets and dense heads of small white, yellow, red, or purple flowers: includes the clovers and trefoils
[C17: from Latin, from tri- + folium leaf]
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Noun1.trifolium - any leguminous plant having leaves divided into three leafletsTrifolium - any leguminous plant having leaves divided into three leaflets
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, legume family, Leguminosae, pea family - a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
clover, trefoil - a plant of the genus Trifolium
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Seven fodder species, namely, Trifolium alexandrinum, Trifolium resupinatum, Avena sativa, Triticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgare, Brassica campestris, Cichorium intybus; and seven grass species, namely, Pennisetum purpureum, Panicum antidotale, Cenchrus ciliaris, Pennisetum orientale, Setaria anceps and Atriplex lentiformis were evaluated at early, mid and late stages of maturity.
Leht (2009) describes the phylogenetic relationships in 67 Vicia species in comparison with Trifolium montanum based on 91 morphological characters.
Effects of a mycophagous Collembola on the symbioses between Trifolium subterraneum and three arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
Leyenda: The occurrence of Trifolium vesiculosum Savi (Fabaceae) in the province of Cordoba (Andalusia, Spain)
Defy Logic saw off Trifolium and Champagne Fever to land the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown's Christmas festival in 2013, but missed all of last season with a leg injury.
In contrast, last year's Festival turned into a nightmare - good spins on Valseur Lido, Trifolium and Lieutenant Colonel followed by Don Cossack's fall.
The JP McManus-owned seven-year-old beat Trifolium by three and a half lengths to lift the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown in December, but did not run again after finishing a well-beaten fifth to that horse in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase the following month.
Although Legumes as fodder crop are more sensitive to salinity than Poaceae, use of salt resistant plants such as some perennial and annual legumes (for example Medicago sativa, Lotus corniculatus, Trifolium alexandrinum) offer an opportunity to reduce the feed shortages associated with soil salinity and to improve the productivity of salt-affected land.
However, McCoy's bid for a quick follow up on another favourite, Trifolium, was foiled by 7-2 chance Balder Sucess.
Champagne Fever's fellow joint-favourite Trifolium was four lengths away in third.
Trifolium (11-4 JtFav) ran well for a long way for Bryan Cooper but faded up the hill to take third while Rock On Ruby (5-1) jumped poorly and trailed home last of the eight finishers.