red clover


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red clover

n.
A Eurasian plant (Trifolium pratense) having trifoliolate leaves and globular heads of fragrant rose-purple flowers, widely naturalized in North America and frequently planted as a forage or cover crop.
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red clover

n
(Plants) a leguminous plant, Trifolium pratense, native to Europe and Asia, frequently planted as a forage crop. It has fragrant red flowers and three-lobed compound leaves
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red′ clo′ver


n.
a clover, Trifolium pratense, that has red flowers and is grown for forage.
[before 900; Old English, Middle English]
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Noun1.red clover - erect to decumbent short-lived perennial having red-purple to pink flowersred clover - erect to decumbent short-lived perennial having red-purple to pink flowers; the most commonly grown forage clover
clover, trefoil - a plant of the genus Trifolium
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Translations

red clover

n (bot) trébol rojo
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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.
This time the fields have been sown with a perennial ryegrass and red clover mixture to assess any effect of the deeper rooting red clover on soil stability.
WELSH researchers are hopeful of breeding a disease-resistant variety of red clover which will extend the crop's productive lifespan.
Welsh researchers are hopeful of breeding a diseaseresistant variety of red clover which will extend the crop's productive lifespan.
Clark's Retinol Rescue Serum, PS89, www.spacenk.com A nourishing serum containing vitamine E, Jasmine and Red Clover.
Duncan McEwen of Arnprior Farm will attend the Soil Association Scotland's Future Farming Conference in Dundee on July 12 Mr McEwen has seen great results from introducing red clover and rotational grazing on his farm.
Simply rotating in oats--along with a legume like red clover, a cover crop that remains after the oats are harvested--would change all that, explains Matt Liebman, an agronomist at Iowa State University.
Editor Hannah Kincaid recently took the Gardener's Hollow Leg Junior (1 gallon; $19.99) on a hike, using it to store the red clover she collected.
A researcher Max Norman Tandrup Lambert said that the fermentation process of the red clover extract that makes the difference, as the lactic acid fermentation increases the bioavailability of the bioactive estrogen-like compounds.
At the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Forage-Animal Production Research Unit (FAPRU) in Lexington, Kentucky, scientists discovered a natural antimicrobial compound, biochanin A, in red clover. They found that biochanin A can inhibit and kill a group of "protein-wasting" bacteria typically treated with antibiotics.
* Red clover is used to help in alleviate night sweats and hot flashes, but studies have not shown consistent evidence of its effectiveness.
The plant-based therapies found to be helpful included dietary soy isoflavones (found in foods including soybeans, soymilk, and tofu), soy extracts in supplement form, and herbal supplements containing red clover and black cohosh.