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Definition of "lucerne" []

  • Chiefly British Alfalfa. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lucerne" in a sentence
  • "The grass called lucerne seems the best adapted to them, and you will find it grown on all ostrich farms for the special purpose of feeding the birds."
  • "Of the legumes, alfalfa, also called lucerne, is the most popular crop; it's estimated that more than half of the hay harvested in the United States is alfalfa, or an alfalfa/grass mix."
  • "I have increafed the flock proportionally to the improvement of the lucerne, which is not fo good the firft and fecond year as afterwards."