Definition of Prairie clover. Meaning of Prairie clover. Synonyms of Prairie clover
Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Prairie clover.
Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Prairie clover and, of course, Prairie clover synonyms and on the right images related to the word Prairie clover.
Definition of Prairie clover
Prairie cloverPrairie Prai"rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie,
LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.]
1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of
trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually
characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound
throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies
and the Rocky mountains.
From the forests and the prairies, From the great
lakes of the northland. --Longfellow.
2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called
Prairie chicken (Zo["o]l.), any American grouse of the
genus Tympanuchus, especially T. Americanus (formerly
T. cupido), which inhabits the prairies of the central
United States. Applied also to the sharp-tailed grouse.
Prairie clover (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
Petalostemon, having small rosy or white flowers in
dense terminal heads or spikes. Several species occur in
the prairies of the United States.
Prairie dock (Bot.), a coarse composite plant (Silphium
terebinthaceum) with large rough leaves and yellow
flowers, found in the Western prairies.
Prairie dog (Zo["o]l.), a small American rodent (Cynomys
Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the
plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in
the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like
that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.
Prairie grouse. Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie hare (Zo["o]l.), a large long-eared Western hare
(Lepus campestris). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack.
Prairie hawk, Prairie falcon (Zo["o]l.), a falcon of
Western North America (Falco Mexicanus). The upper parts
are brown. The tail has transverse bands of white; the
under parts, longitudinal streaks and spots of brown.
Prairie hen. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie itch (Med.), an affection of the skin attended with
intense itching, which is observed in the Northern and
Western United States; -- also called swamp itch,
Prairie marmot. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie dog, above.
Prairie mole (Zo["o]l.), a large American mole (Scalops
argentatus), native of the Western prairies.
Prairie pigeon, plover, or snipe (Zo["o]l.), the upland
plover. See Plover, n., 2.
Prairie rattlesnake (Zo["o]l.), the massasauga.
Prairie snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless American snake
(Masticophis flavigularis). It is pale yellow, tinged
with brown above.
Prairie squirrel (Zo["o]l.), any American ground squirrel
of the genus Spermophilus, inhabiting prairies; --
called also gopher.
Prairie turnip (Bot.), the edible turnip-shaped farinaceous
root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the
Upper Missouri region; also, the plant itself. Called also
pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie.
Prairie warbler (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored American
warbler (Dendroica discolor). The back is olive yellow,
with a group of reddish spots in the middle; the under
parts and the parts around the eyes are bright yellow; the
sides of the throat and spots along the sides, black;
three outer tail feathers partly white.
Prairie wolf. (Zo["o]l.) See Coyote.
Meaning of Prairie clover from wikipedia
- as purple prairie clover
to central North
America, purple prairie clover
is a relatively common member
of the Great Plains
- American physician
searlsiae, Searls' prairie clover
, is named after
her. Born in Waukegan, Illinois, she attended
family, Fabaceae. Members
of the genus
are commonly known
as prairie clover
bush. Its name honors English apothecary Samuel
searlsiae, commonly known
as Searls' prairie clover
, is a perennial legume species belonging
to the Dalea
genus. The species
is found through
pulchra, the Santa Catalina prairie clover
bush, is a perennial shrub
of the subfamily Faboideae
in the pea family-(Fabaceae)...
- flowering plant
in the legume family known
by the common
name white prairie clover
. It is native
it can be found throughout
compacta, with the common
praireclover, is a plant
of the Southwestern United
States. The Zuni people
use the root as a poultice
- wildflower plant
in the legume family
(Fabaceae), with the common names
soft prairie clover
dalea, and silk dalea.: 86 The plant
to the Mojave...
albiflora, the whiteflower prairie clover
or scruffy prairie clover
, is a perennial subshrub
or herb of the subfamily Faboideae
in the pea family-(Fabaceae)...
- switchgr****, and prairie clover
rich and thick topsoil
made the land well suited
use, only 1% of tallgr**** prairie remains
Recent Searches ...
Related images to Prairie clover