four-leaf\ clover

noun
A small green plant with four leaves which many people think means good luck because clover plants usually have three leaves.

John has a four-leaf clover in his pocket. He thinks he will have good luck now.


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  • four-leaf clover — also .four leaved clover BrE n a ↑clover plant that has four leaves instead of the usual three, and is considered to be lucky …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • four-leaf clover — noun count a leaf from a CLOVER plant that has four parts instead of the usual three, and that people think will bring them good luck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • four-leaf clover — [fôr′lēf΄] n. a leaf of clover with four leaflets on one leafstalk, popularly believed to bring good luck to the finder …   English World dictionary

  • Four-leaf clover — For information on the song, go to Four Leaf Clover (song) The four leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three leaved, clover. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally.… …   Wikipedia

  • four-leaf clover — {n.} A small green plant with four leaves which many people think means good luck because clover plants usually have three leaves. * /John has a four leaf clover in his pocket. He thinks he will have good luck now./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • four-leaf clover — {n.} A small green plant with four leaves which many people think means good luck because clover plants usually have three leaves. * /John has a four leaf clover in his pocket. He thinks he will have good luck now./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • four-leaf clover — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. also four leafed clover ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : an atypical clover leaf with four leaflets often believed to be an omen of good luck 2. : a closed circle of four square dancers with overlapping arms …   Useful english dictionary

  • four-leaf clover — (also four leaved clover) noun a clover leaf with four lobes, thought to bring good luck …   English new terms dictionary

  • four-leaf clover — clover with four leaves (often considered to be a sign of luck) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • four-leaf clover — /fawr leef , fohr / a clover leaf having four leaflets instead of the usual three, purported to bring good luck. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

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