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A shamrock (trefoil leaf).

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From Irish seamróg, from Old Irish semróc, diminutive of semar, semair (clover), from Proto-Celtic *semarā, *semaris (compare Gaulish uisumaris (clover)), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *semh₁r-, *smeh₁r-. Related to Old Norse smári (clover) and possibly Georgian სამყურა (samq̇ura, clover).

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shamrock (plural shamrocks)

  1. The trefoil leaf of any small clover, especially Trifolium repens, or such a leaf from a clover-like plant, commonly used as a symbol of Ireland.
    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.

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