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請教留美學植物的人 shamerock and clover

請教留美學植物的人 shamerock and clover 有何不同

Today I read the news on AOL, still, I can\'t understand the difference.

Thanks for your reply

Update:

不好意思拼錯了 是shamrock

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  • 1 decade ago
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    shamrock (醡漿草)與 clover (苜蓿)同屬豆科三葉類目(trefoil)植物。shamrock是體型較小的三葉類植物,clover則是比較大株的三葉類植物。在篤信天主教的愛爾蘭把shamrock做為國徽,象徵天主教聖嬰、聖父、聖靈的三位一體(Trinity)。shamrock  leaves                             clover leaves

    圖片參考:http://www.cherylsgardenparty.com/Graphics/GardenM...

        

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  • 1 decade ago

    A shamrock is a common name for a clover. But, shamrocks are smaller than clovers!

    據說 Irish shamrock 是一種白色的clover都屬於Trifolium repens的一種植物喔

    FYI: Shamrocks came to be associated with St. Patrick's Day because the patron saint of Ireland used the three-leafed plant as a metaphor for the Christian concept of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

    Basically, Irish people says shamerock, Americans say clover!

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