A yellowish-flowered annual clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) native to the Mediterranean region and Asia and grown for forage in warm areas. Also called Egyptian clover.

[Arabic birsīm, from Coptic bersīm : ber-, probably combining form of bra, seed (from Egyptian prt, from prj, to go up, emerge) + sim, plant (from Egyptian sm).]
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(Plants) a Mediterranean clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, grown as a forage crop and to improve the soil in the southwestern US and the Nile valley. Also called: Egyptian clover
[C20: from Arabic barsīm, from Coptic bersīm]
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a clover, Trifolium alexandrinum, of Egypt and Syria grown for forage in the southwestern U.S. Also called Egyptian clover.
[1900–05; < dial. Arabic barsīm < Coptic bersim]
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