four-leaf clover

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four-leaf clover

(fôr′lēf′)
n.
A clover leaf having four leaflets instead of the normal three, considered to be an omen of good luck.

four-leaf clover

or

four-leaved clover

n
1. a clover with four leaves rather than three, supposed to bring good luck
2. (Automotive Engineering) another name for cloverleaf1
Translations

four-leaf clover

[ˈfɔːˌliːfˈkləʊvəʳ] four-leaved clover [ˈfɔːˌliːvdˈkləʊvəʳ] nquadrifoglio
References in classic literature ?
That's a four-leaved clover," answered Peter exultantly.
It was rather as if he were thanking a stranger in a smoking-room for some trouble in passing the matches, than as if he were (as he was) practically thanking the Curator of Kew Gardens for coming with him into a field to find a four-leaved clover.
I took a walk through the St Mary's churchyard a couple of days ago and the grass is starred with buttercups and daisies; I remember sitting for hours as a child making daisy chains, looking for four-leaved clovers and sucking the sweet clover flowers.
Stunned Paddy Power said: "Clearly that fella's been rolling in a whole field of four-leaved clovers.
The man who won must have been rolling in four-leaved clovers to come up with a bet like that.
A spokesman for bookies Paddy Power said: "The man who won must have been rolling in four-leaved clovers.