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 for Trifolium repens
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shamrock \Sham"rock\, n. [L. seamrog, seamar, trefoil, white
     clover, white honeysuckle; akin to Gael. seamrag.] (Bot.)
     A trifoliate plant used as a national emblem by the Irish.
     The legend is that St. Patrick once plucked a leaf of it for
     use in illustrating the doctrine of the trinity.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The original plant was probably a kind of wood sorrel
           ({Oxalis Acetocella); but now the name is given to the
           white clover ({Trifolium repens), and the black medic
           ({Medicago lupulina).
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dutch \Dutch\, a. [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig.,
     popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG.
     diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS.
     pe['o]d, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta
     land, OIr. tuath people, Oscan touto. The English have
     applied the name especially to the Germanic people living
     nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick, Teutonic.]
     Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
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     Dutch auction. See under Auction.
  
     Dutch cheese, a small, pound, hard cheese, made from skim
        milk.
  
     Dutch clinker, a kind of brick made in Holland. It is
        yellowish, very hard, and long and narrow in shape.
  
     Dutch clover (Bot.), common white clover ({Trifolium
        repens), the seed of which was largely imported into
        England from Holland.
  
     Dutch concert, a so-called concert in which all the singers
        sing at the same time different songs. [Slang]
  
     Dutch courage, the courage of partial intoxication. [Slang]
        --Marryat.
  
     Dutch door, a door divided into two parts, horizontally, so
        arranged that the lower part can be shut and fastened,
        while the upper part remains open.
  
     Dutch foil, Dutch leaf, or Dutch gold, a kind of brass
        rich in copper, rolled or beaten into thin sheets, used in
        Holland to ornament toys and paper; -- called also Dutch
        mineral, Dutch metal, brass foil, and bronze leaf.
        
  
     Dutch liquid (Chem.), a thin, colorless, volatile liquid,
        C2H4Cl2, of a sweetish taste and a pleasant ethereal
        odor, produced by the union of chlorine and ethylene or
        olefiant gas; -- called also Dutch oil. It is so called
        because discovered (in 1795) by an association of four
        Hollandish chemists. See Ethylene, and Olefiant.
  
     Dutch oven, a tin screen for baking before an open fire or
        kitchen range; also, in the United States, a shallow iron
        kettle for baking, with a cover to hold burning coals.
  
     Dutch pink, chalk, or whiting dyed yellow, and used in
        distemper, and for paper staining. etc. --Weale.
  
     Dutch rush (Bot.), a species of horsetail rush or
        Equisetum+({Equisetum+hyemale">Equisetum ({Equisetum hyemale) having a rough,
        siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; --
        called also scouring rush, and shave grass. See
        Equisetum.
  
     Dutch tile, a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly
        much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the
        like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Dutch was formerly used for German.
           [1913 Webster]
  
                 Germany is slandered to have sent none to this
                 war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that
                 other pilgrims, passing through that country,
                 were mocked by the Dutch, and called fools for
                 their pains.                       --Fuller.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clover \Clo"ver\ (kl[=o]"v[~e]r), n. [OE. claver, clover, AS.
     cl[=ae]fre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee,
     Sw. kl["o]fver.] (Bot.)
     A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the
     common red clover, Trifolium pratense, the white,
     Trifolium repens, and the hare's foot, Trifolium arvense.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Clover+weevil+(Zool.)+a+small+weevil+({Apion+apricans">Clover weevil (Zool.) a small weevil ({Apion apricans),
        that destroys the seeds of clover.
  
     Clover worm (Zool.), the larva of a small moth ({Asopia
        costalis), often very destructive to clover hay.
  
     In clover, in very pleasant circumstances; fortunate.
        [Colloq.]
  
     Sweet clover. See Meliot.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Trifolium repens
      n 1: creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and
           bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely
           grown for forage [syn: white clover, dutch clover,
           shamrock, Trifolium repens]

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