shamrock

Part of speech: noun

A trifoliolate plant, as the white clover.

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Usage examples "shamrock":

  1. And at this everybody laughs, and the trouble is over for a brief space, much to the relief of Mrs. Shamrock, until her husband finds himself, after a little, sufficiently calm to repeat a Cockney anecdote, which is received by Mr. Rose in resentful silence, it being merely a description of the common bat, an unfortunate animal that, according to Mr. Shamrock, " 'as no 'ole to 'ide in, no 'ands to 'old by, no 'orns to 'urt with, though Nature 'as given 'im 'ooks be'ind to 'itch 'imself up by." - "Penelope's Irish Experiences", Kate Douglas Wiggin.
  2. The dhudheen is an institution, no doubt, but the owner of it, as a rule, is not to be found seated on a five- barred gate, with a shamrock pinned in his hat and a straw in his mouth, singing " Rory O'More" or " Paddy O'Rafferty," as the case may be. - "Mrs. Geoffrey", Duchess.
  3. During this sermon St. Patrick stooped down and picked a leaf of shamrock, and, holding it up, showed the people how the little green leaf was three and yet one. - "Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light", Vera C. Barclay.