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Meaning of SHAMROCK

Pronunciation:  'shamrâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowers; often considered the true or original shamrock
  2. [n]  creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely grown for forage
  3. [n]  Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white pink- or purple-veined flowers

SHAMROCK is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: common wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, dutch clover, hop clover, lesser yellow trefoil, Oxalis acetosella, Trifolium dubium, Trifolium repens, white clover
 See Also: clover, oxalis, sorrel, trefoil, wood sorrel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sham"rock\, n. [L. seamrog, seamar, trefoil, white
clover, white honeysuckle; akin to Gael. seamrag.] (Bot.)
A trifoliate plant used as a national emblem by the Irish.
The legend is that St. Patrick once plucked a leaf of it for
use in illustrating the doctrine of the trinity.

Note: The original plant was probably a kind of wood sorrel
      ({Oxalis Acetocella}); but now the name is given to the
      white clover ({Trifolium repens}), and the black medic
      ({Medicago lupulina}).