What does the word alfalfa mean?

Usage examples for alfalfa

  1. Their talk was all of Paul and Joe's place, and the crops; of how glad Thelma was to be at home again on Paul's account; and how long it would take her yet if the alfalfa and wheat turned out well. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  2. Alfalfa, where it can be freely grown, is king among soiling foods. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  3. I heard there was blue- grass and alfalfa here, but who 'd have thought it would look so nice? – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly