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What’s the difference between a four-leaf clover and a shamrock?

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Pansy O'Hara
2020-03-16 16:10:34

I guess I get where this can be confusing, because both are clovers, but it’s pretty clear: A shamrock has three leaves, and a four-leaf clover has, well, four.

Though there are around 300 species of clover, a shamrock isn't one of them—in fact, it could be any of them. Any type of clover that typically has three leaves can be considered a shamrock. The shamrock is the main symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish because it’s supposedly what St. Patrick used to illustrate the concept of the Holy Trinity. Four-leaf clovers, on the other hand, are just freaks of nature in those same species of clover.

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Anonymous
2020-04-02 15:49:19

Ones at Mc Donald's

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Mourissa Mccarthy
2020-03-18 17:55:44

Increased the u.s influence in Latin America

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Kean Manuel
2020-03-19 20:30:44

The three leaves of a shamrock are also said to stand for faith, hope and love. A fourth leaf is where we get the luck from. The four-leafed clover, or “lucky clover”, is an uncommon variation of the three-leafed clover, and widely considered to be a symbol of good luck.


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