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Calvary Clover

said to have sprung up in the track made by Pilate when he went to the cross to see his “title affixed” [Jesus of Nazareth, king of the Jews]. It is a common trefoil, probably a native of India or Turkey. Each of the three round leaves has a little carmine spot in the centre. In the day-time the three leaves of the trefoil form a sort of cross; and in the flowering season the plant bears a little yellow flower, like a “crown of thorns.” Julian tells us that each of the three leaves had in his time a white cross in the centre, and that the centre cross lasts visible longer than the crosses of the other two leaves. (See Christian Traditions.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Calling
Calliope [Kal-lĭ-o-pe, 4 syl., Greek, καλoζ, pψ, beautiful voice]
Callipolis
Callippic Period
Callirrhoe
Calomel
Caloyers
Calpe
Calumet [the peace - pipe]
Calvary [bare skull], Golgotha [skull]
Calvary Clover
Calvary Cross (A)
Calvert’s Entire
Calves
Calves gone to Grass (His)
Calves Head
Calves Head Club
Calvinism
Calydon
Calyp so
Calypso’s Isle