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bird's-foot trefoilor birds·foot trefoil (bûrdz′fo͝ot′)
A perennial herb (Lotus corniculatus) in the pea family native to Eurasia and Africa, having yellow flowers and clusters of pods arranged like the claws of a bird, and widely planted for forage.
(Plants) any of various creeping leguminous Eurasian plants of the genus Lotus, esp L. corniculatus, with red-tipped yellow flowers and seed pods resembling the claws of a bird. Also called: bacon-and-eggs
a plant, Lotus corniculatus, of the legume family, the pods of which spread like a crow's foot: grown for forage.