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Definition of the noun alfalfa

What does alfalfa mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alfalfas

  1. important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
  2. leguminous plant grown for hay or forage
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: fodder = coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
    • part of: lucerne / Medicago sativa = important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop

Alternative definition of the noun alfalfa


  1. [uncountable] A plant, Medicago sativa, grown as a pasture crop.
  2. [countable] A type or breed of this plant.


  1. Alfalfa is an unincorporated community in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States, in the high desert 16 miles east of Bend. Alfalfa was named for the primary forage crop grown there under irrigation. Alfalfa had a post office from 1912 until 1922. The ranching community has a population of about 400 families.
  2. Alfalfa a.k.a. Alfalfa, Oklahoma: Alfalfa is an unincorporated community in Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States. Alfalfa is located on Oklahoma State Highway 58 8 miles north of Carnegie.
  3. Alfalfa a.k.a. Alfalfa, Alabama: Alfalfa is an unincorporated community in Marengo County, Alabama. Alfalfa had a post office at one time, but it no longer exists.

There are other places with in their name, like Alfalfa County.


  1. Alfalfa is a fictional film character.
  2. Alfalfa is a fictional character from the 1938 film Prairie Justice.


"Alfalfa" is an album by Japanese singer Minayo Watanabe.

  • released on (28 years ago)


  1. "Alfalfa" is a book by J. M. Westgate.
  2. "Alfalfa" is a book by C. A. Zavitz.
  3. "Alfalfa" is a book by Frank App.


"Alfalfa" is a 1987 short film directed by Richard Kwietniowski.

  • country: United Kingdom
  • language: English Language
  • genre: LGBT
  • released in (28 years ago)
  • award: - Teddy Award for Best Short Film, received by Richard Kwietniowski

Phrases with Alfalfa

Phrases starting with the word Alfalfa:

  1. Alfalfa Dodder
  2. alfalfa looper
  3. alfalfa sprout
  4. alfalfa weevil
  5. Alfalfa Arbórea
  6. Alfalfa Plant Bug
  7. Alfalfa Gall Midge
  8. Alfalfa Caterpillar
  9. Alfalfa Seed Chalcid
  10. Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee
  11. Alfalfa Blotch Leafminer

Phrases ending with the word Alfalfa:

  1. Hybrid Alfalfa
  2. sickle alfalfa
  3. Yellow Alfalfa
  4. Heldreich's Alfalfa
  5. Sickle-Podded Alfalfa

Other phrases containing the word Alfalfa:

  1. Bigseed Alfalfa Dodder
  2. Smallseed Alfalfa Dodder
  3. Smoothseed Alfalfa Dodder

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alfalfa

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Google previewMachinery and Supply Bulletin for Millers and Grain Dealers (1913)

Alfalfa enriches the ground. Alfalfa is a drought resister. Alfalfa is the...

Google previewGleanings in Bee Culture (1897)

Alfalfa is a rather slender - growing, branching plant, with leaves much smaller than those of the small June and mammoth red clovers. It is of a peculiar dark, rich green color, and is a marked feature of any landscape where one can obtain an ...

Google previewThe Sheep-breeder (1912)

Alfalfa is a feed rich in protein, in material that makes red flesh and blood, bone and wool. Sheep need feeds rich in protein more than do other animals. They can't stand a diet JOSEPH E. WING.

Google previewSoil Survey of Todd County, South Dakota (1974)

by Robert F. Springer

Alfalfa is the main crop in cultivated areas. Many areas that were formerly farmed are seeded to tame grass or are left to revert to native grass. Representative profile of Dunday loamy fine sand, from an area of Doger-Dunday loamy fine sands, ...

Google previewThe Fulton County Farm Bureau News (1922)

Alfalfa is the most profitable crop to raise. \ 'n the average, it costs $9.50 to $11.00 to produce an...

Google previewImprove Your Health With Lemon & Indian Hog Plum (2005)

by Dr. Rajiv Sharma

Alfalfa is a native of Europe. It is now widely cultivated in the temperate regions, the subtropics and higher altitudes- in the tropics. It is grown through out India. Alfalfa is a valuable source of vitamins A, B, D, E and G. It also contains some ...

Google previewHolstein-Friesian World (1917)

Alfalfa enriches the ground. Alfalfa is a drouth resister. Alfalfa is the best...

Google previewReconnaissance Soil Survey of Western Kansas (1912)

by George Nelson Coffey, Thomas Donnelly Rice

Alfalfa is the most profitable crop, 4 or 5 cuttings being secured each year, with a yield of more than 4 tons to the acre on well-seeded fields. When a seed cutting is made, usually the third during the season, the yield is 4 to 9 bushels of a good ...

Google previewSustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding (2010)

by Christian Huyghe

Bernadette Julier, Karine Bernard, Chrystel Gibelin, Thierry Huguet, and François Lelièvre Abstract Alfalfa is the most important forage crop cultivated in semi-arid areas, both in rainfed and irrigated conditions. Water available for crops is a ...

Google previewSoil survey, Dundy County, Nebraska (1963)

by Howard Eugene Sautter, United States. Soil Conservation Service

Alfalfa is an excellent crop under irrigation. The problems of managing this soil are the same as those on Keith fine sandy...

Alfalfa is a good crop under irrigation. Crops respond to careful use of fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphorus, and ...

Google previewTransgenic Crops VI (2007)

by Eng Chong Pua, Michael R. Davey

Alfalfa is a challenging crop to breed because of its complicated genetics and self -breeding restrictions, and development of new cultivars is usually done as a population. Strategies...

Alfalfa is an autotetraploid species (2n = 4x = 32) and ...

Google previewAt the Desert's Green Edge (1997)

An Ethnobotany of the Gila River Pima by Amadeo M. Rea

alfalfa Fabaceae (Leguminosae) s-puluvi chu'igam vashai, s- puluvam, s-puluvi vashai Alfalfa is a perennial legume that is grown in considerable acreage on the reservation and elsewhere in the Southwest. It is an erect ...

Google previewDairy Nutrition, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice, (2014)

by Robert J. Van Saun

Table 2 compares water usage requirements for several C3 with C4 crops; alfalfa is a C3 crop that has ...

Google previewWildflowers of the Eastern United States (2014)

An Introduction to Common Species of Woods, Wetlands and Fields by John Eastman

The word alfalfa is the Spanish modification of ...

Google previewSoil survey of Cuming County, Nebraska (1975)

by Dean W. DaMoude, Donald E. Kerl, Norman L. Slama, United States. Soil Conservation Service, University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus). Conservation and Survey Division

Alfalfa is the next most important crop, and soybeans rank third in acreage. Grain sorghum, wheat, barley, and rye are grown in smaller amounts. Sizable acreages of row crops are grown on Belfore, Moody, and Nora soils on the uplands and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

proto-alfalfa were hardy, drought tolerant, and resistant to diseases. Alfalfa is drought tolerant because the taproot, penetrating 20 feet into the soil, absorbs underground water when the topsoil is dry. The plant tolerates drought and cold, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

alfalfa (Medicago sativa) A LEGUME used primarily for fodder throughout the world. As a nutritional supplement, this plant is a rich source of TRACE MINERALS, BETA-CAROTENE, ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS, VITAMIN K, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Farm Implements & Antiques (2004)

by C H Wendel

Alfalfa Planting & Harvesting Implements 11 A Alfalfa Grinders Priorto 1900, farmers were becoming increasingly aware of new terms, such as “feed efficiency .” Simply, this meant getting all possible gain from a given amount of livestock feed.

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Alfalfa leaves are often dried, ground, and put into tablet form for use as a human vitamin and unidentified factor supplement. Alfalfa leaf tablets are rich In protein, calcium and trace minerals, carotene, vitamins E and K, • ** ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Healing (1998)

by Deborah R. Mitchell

Alfalfa is a common crop used to feed cattle and sheep and as a food supplement for humans. It was first cultivated around 1000 BC. in the Middle East. Today the United States is the world's largest producer. Alfalfa is regarded by some ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

ALFALFA (LUCERNE) Medicago sativa Alfalfa leaves are often dried, ground, and put Into tablet form for use as a human vitamin and unidentified factor supplement. Alfalfa leaf tablets are rich in protein, calcium and trace minerals, carotene, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Foods (2002)

A Guide to Healthy Nutrition by Experts from Dole Food Company, Experts from The Mayo Clinic, Experts from UCLA Center for H

Alfalfa Also known as lucerne, alfalfa is the common name ofa legume that once was thought of only as animal feed. The plant is believed to have originated in southwestern Asia around the area ofAsia Minor and the Caucasus Mountains.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (2004)

by Tova Navarra

alfalfa An edible herb grass, succulent perennial and legume, Medicago sativa, containing calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, essential ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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