trifolium noun any leguminous plant of the temperate genus Trifolium, having leaves divided into three leaflets and dense heads of small white, yellow, red, or purple flowers: includes the clovers and trefoils
Word Origin for trifolium C17: from Latin, from tri- + folium leaf Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Examples from the Web for trifolium Historical Examples of trifolium
Many thanks for seeds of Trifolium resupinatum, which are invaluable to us.
The farmers call it trifolium, probably Trifolium incarnatum.
Trifolium and Lotus have also been given among other food plants.
Trifolium with a monopetalous flower, of a white colour, (T. pratense).
Carl von Linn
Because of this, the author has ventured to designate it Trifolium magnum.