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.
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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
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Translations

four-leaf clover

[ˈfɔːˌliːfˈkləʊvəʳ] four-leaved clover [ˈfɔːˌliːvdˈkləʊvəʳ] nquadrifoglio
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