bird's-foot trefoil definition

  • noun:
    • A perennial Old World herb (Lotus corniculata) when you look at the pea family, having golden-yellow blossoms and clusters of pods arranged such as the claws of a bird.
    • the relevant plant, Trigonella ornithopodioides, can also be European.
    • European forage plant having claw-shaped pods introduced in the usa
    • old-world herb about fenugreek

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