Shamrock  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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  1. The trefoil leaf of any small clover, especially Trifolium repens, or such a leaf from a clover-like plant.
    She wore a shamrock in honor of her Irish ancestry.
  2. Any of several small plants, forms of clover, with trefoil leaves, especially Trifolium repens.
    The fields were covered with shamrocks.

Usage notes

  • The shamrock is used as a symbol of Ireland, and is registered as a trademark by the Irish government.

Synonyms

Four-leaf clover

The four-leaf clover is often confused with the shamrock. While the four-leaf clover is a symbol of good luck, the three-leafed shamrock is mainly an Irish Christian symbol of the Holy Trinity and has a different significance.




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