Trifolium


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

trifolium

(traɪˈfəʊlɪəm)
n
(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
From experiments which I have tried, I have found that the visits of bees, if not indispensable, are at least highly beneficial to the fertilisation of our clovers; but humble-bees alone visit the common red clover (Trifolium pratense), as other bees cannot reach the nectar.
###Centaurea Cousinia Carduus Senecio Trifolium Astragalus Vicia Melilotus
However, McCoy's bid for a quick follow up on another favourite, Trifolium, was foiled by 7-2 chance Balder Sucess.
Third to Trifolium in the Arkle at Leopardstown, he took a couple of liberties at his fences when bolting up by 35 lengths at Naas before his Cheltenham trip.
The overseas challenge can collectively toast a winner 35 minutes later as Trifolium holds stout claims in the racing Post arkle challenge Trophy.
The usually reserved Byrnes was uncharacteristically cock-a-hoop after that race as he clearly feels Trifolium is more of a good-ground horse, rather than one that likes to slog through mud.
The usually reserved Byrnes was uncharacteristically cocka-hoop after that race as he clearly feels Trifolium is more of a good-ground horse, rather than one that likes to slog through mud.
TRIFOLIUM (Charles Byrnes) TRIFOLIUM was a fine third over hurdles in the Supreme at last year's Festival.
Trifolium put himself in line for a crack at the Racing Post Arkle at Cheltenham with by far his most impressive performance over fences at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Earlier, Trifolium (7-1) was a hugely impressive winner of the Grade 1 Irish Arkle Chase.
NEWBURY: 12.15 Minella Stars, 12.50 Call Me A Star, 1.25 Global Power, 2.00 Big Buck's, 2.35 Star Of Angels, 3.10 TIDAL BAY (NAP), 3.40 Gus Macrae NEWCASTLE: 12.05 Same Difference, 12.35 Beau Dandy, 1.10 Bit Of A Jig, 1.45 Billy Cuckoo, 2.20 Trifolium, 2.50 Lord Wishes, 3.25 Benny Be Good TOWCESTER: 11.55 Bright Light, 12.25 Financial Climate, 1.00 Ibn Hiyyan, 1.35 Molly Oscar, 2.10 Shotgun Paddy, 2.45 Borderhopper, 3.15 Calusa Star WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.50 Jermatt, 6.20 Lager Time, 6.50 White Fusion, 7.20 Super Say, 7.50 Compton Bell, 8.20 Bellitudo, 8.50 Renoir's Lady, 9.20 Jonnie Skull DOUBLE: Tidal Bay and Trifolium
The five-year-old was last seen winning the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Festival from Nicky Henderson's Darlan and the Charles Byrnes-trained Trifolium.