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Noun: shamrock  'sham,rók
  1. Creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely grown for forage
    - white clover, dutch clover, Trifolium repens
  2. Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers
    - common wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, Oxalis acetosella
  3. Clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowers; often considered the true or original shamrock
    - hop clover, lesser yellow trefoil, Trifolium dubium, hop trefoil [Brit]

Derived forms: shamrocks

Type of: clover, oxalis, sorrel, trefoil, wood sorrel

Encyclopedia: Shamrock, Saskatchewan