from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genera Trifolium, Lotus, and related genera of the pea family, having compound trifoliate leaves.
- n. An ornament, symbol, or architectural form having the appearance of a trifoliate leaf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several plants of the pea family, having compound, trifoliate leaves; especially one of the genus Trifolium.
- n. A symbol having the shape of such leaves, especially when used as an architectural ornament.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Trifolium, which includes the white clover, red clover, etc.; -- less properly, applied also to the nonesuch, or black medic. See clover, and medic.
- n. An ornamental foliation consisting of three divisions, or foils.
- n. A charge representing the clover leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the triangular area which forms the front part of a molar tooth; the protocone, paracone, and metacone lying at the angles. Same as trigon, 6.
- n. A plant of the genus Trifolium; clover.
- n. The third leaf put forth by a young plant.
- n. An ornamental feathering or foliation used in medieval Pointed architecture in the heads of window-lights, tracery, panelings, etc., in which the spaces between the cusps represent a three-lobed figure.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing supposed to represent a clover-leaf.
- n. A bombycid moth, Lasiocampa trifolii, whose larva feeds on grass and clover in Europe. Also called grass-egger and clover-egger.
- Characterized by the presence or prominence of a trefoil or trefoils; consisting of trefoils; thrice foliated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
- n. a plant of the genus Trifolium
- n. an architectural ornament in the form of three arcs arranged in a circle
It is sometimes designated by the term trefoil, three leaved.
* Hmmm. Sweet trefoil is purportedly yet another name for this close fenugreek relation.
Friedman combined these by twisting wire to form the simplest knot there is - an overhand knot mathematicians call a trefoil - and then dipping it into soapy water.
(1290-1298), it consists of a lofty central arch with smaller openings on the sides; above the arches are enriched gables with pinnacles and finials; over the centre arch in a trefoil is a figure of the Saviour; the restoration of the north side of this monument will afford some idea of its original appearance; the effect has been somewhat subdued by the softened light from the east window.
Adidas is cracking down on underground designers who replace the company's "trefoil" logo with a pot leaf.
* Bersîm is a kind of trefoil, the _Trifolium Alexandrinum_ of LINNÆUS.
Because neither of he kits were sponsored my Puma, He also re-designed the Puma logo on the shirt to look like the ones on the original shirts, therefore the Ennerre logo is given a Puma make-over, this is also goes for the Adidas logo which was on the Boca shirt, using the trefoil idea i reworked it creating a similar logo for Puma.
Most intriguing was a black incense burner, depicting a man wearing a distinctive headdress, marked by a trefoil shape on its forehead like the tassel of a jester's cap.
Bird's-foot trefoil and bugloss, poppies and cornflowers, fumitory and fleabane – there were about 20 species all in bloom and, aside from the great surge of colour, the highlight for me was the bumblebees, mainly common carder and red-tailed bumblebees, that trafficked through the flowers all day long.
How about alalfa, birdsfoot trefoil, and potatoes Ken.