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sham·rock

 (shăm′rŏk′)
n.
1. A plant having compound leaves with three small leaflets, especially a clover or wood sorrel.
2. The compound leaf of one of these plants.
3. A representation of one of these plants or leaves, used as a national emblem of Ireland.

[Irish Gaelic seamróg, diminutive of seamar, clover, from Middle Irish semar; probably akin to Old Norse smári, clover, and of non-Indo-European substrate origin.]

shamrock

(ˈʃæmˌrɒk)
n
(Plants) a plant having leaves divided into three leaflets, variously identified as the wood sorrel, red clover, white clover, and black medick: the national emblem of Ireland
[C16: from Irish Gaelic seamrōg, diminutive of seamar clover]

sham•rock

(ˈʃæm rɒk)

n.
any of several trifoliate plants, as the wood sorrel, Oxalis acetosella, or a small, pink-flowered clover, Trifolium repens minus, but esp. Trifolium procumbens, a small, yellow-flowered clover: the national emblem of Ireland.
[1565–75; < Irish seamróg]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shamrock - creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leavesshamrock - creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely grown for forage
clover, trefoil - a plant of the genus Trifolium
2.shamrock - Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowersshamrock - Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers
oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrel - any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
3.shamrock - clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowersshamrock - clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowers; often considered the true or original shamrock
clover, trefoil - a plant of the genus Trifolium
Translations
trojlístek
kolmiapila

shamrock

[ˈʃæmrɒk] Ntrébol m

shamrock

[ˈʃæmrɒk] ntrèfle m (emblème national de l'Irlande)

shamrock

nKlee m; (= leaf)Kleeblatt nt

shamrock

[ˈʃæmˌrɒk] ntrifoglio
References in classic literature ?
On the table was a roast sirloin of pork, garnished with shamrocks.
On the one were the Stars and Stripes, on the other the Shamrock and Thistle.
They were strange ornaments to bring on a sea voyage--china pugs, tea-sets in miniature, cups stamped floridly with the arms of the city of Bristol, hair-pin boxes crusted with shamrock, antelopes' heads in coloured plaster, together with a multitude of tiny photographs, representing downright workmen in their Sunday best, and women holding white babies.
We look forward to a partnership that will flourish by complementing D&J's technically trained sales staff and Shamrocks state-of-the-art technology, production capabilities, and technical laboratories.
Shamrock chose Dorsett and Jackson based on its proven experience in core markets, excellence in customer service, robust technical knowledge and large distribution network.
With eight seniors bound for Division I colleges, including Valencia High's Jaisa Creps, who will attend UCLA, the Batbusters repeated as national champions Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Virginia Shamrocks at the ASA 18-under Gold national softball championships in Salem, Ore.
Smith was 1 for 2 in the win over the Shamrocks and drove in a run with a fielder's choice in the third inning to put the Batbusters up 2-0.
The shamrocks already seized have been destroyed and letters sent to the intended recipients explaining why their St Patrick's Day present never made it.
The city chiefs say the display of shamrocks has led to complaints from minority groups in the city.
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Lydia Agro, BHA's communications director said housing managers are advising residents that shamrocks and other "bias indicators" are offensive to some minority residents and should not be publicly displayed.
We are not going around asking people to take down shamrocks.