Meaning of bird's-foot trefoil

bird's'-foot tre'foil

Pronunciation: (bûrdz'foot"), [key]
  1. a plant, Lotus corniculatus, of the legume family, the pods of which spread like a crow's foot, grown for forage.
  2. any similar plant of the same genus.
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