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The Shamrock
The Shamrock
Oxalis acetosella as The Shamrock

The shamrock, an unofficial symbol of Ireland and Boston, Massachusetts, is a three-leafed old white clover, sometimes (rarely nowadays) Trifolium repens (white clover, known in Irish as seamair bhán) but more usually today Trifolium dubium (lesser clover, Irish: seamair bhuí). However, other three-leafed plants — such as black medic (Medicago lupulina), red clover (Trifolium pratense), and Common wood sorrel (genus Oxalis) — are sometimes designated as shamrocks. The shamrock was traditionally used for its medical properties and was a popular motif in Victorian times. It is also a common way to represent St. Patrick's Day, a holiday celebrated on March 17. Image File history File links Irish_clover. ... Image File history File links Irish_clover. ... Download high resolution version (932x694, 164 KB)Woodsorrel, (Oxalis acetosella). ... Download high resolution version (932x694, 164 KB)Woodsorrel, (Oxalis acetosella). ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Species See text Clover is my sisters name! Clover (Trifolium) is a genus of about 300 species of plants in the pea family Fabaceae. ... Binomial name Trifolium repens L. White Clover (Trifolium repens) is a species of clover native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. ... Species Medicago agropyretorum Medicago alatavica Medicago arabica Medicago arborea Medicago archiducis-nicolai Medicago astroites Medicago blancheana Medicago brachycarpa Medicago cancellata Medicago carstiensis Medicago caucasica Medicago constricta Medicago coronata Medicago crassipes Medicago cretacea Medicago cyrenaea Medicago daghestanica Medicago difalcata Medicago disciformis Medicago doliata Medicago edgeworthii Medicago falcata Medicago fischeriana Medicago glomerata... Binomial name Trifolium pratense L. Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover, native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. ... Binomial name Oxalis acetosella Oxalis acetosella, 1885 flora: Flora von Deutschland sterreich und der Schweiz Common wood sorrel is a plant from the Oxalis genus, common in most of Europe and parts of Asia. ... Binomial name See text Species See text. ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... In art, a motif is a repeated idea, pattern, image, or theme. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... St. ...

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Badge of Ireland

The shamrock is also used as a badge for sports teams, state organisations, and troops abroad from Ireland: Aer Lingus, IDA Ireland, University College Dublin, University of Notre Dame, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Fáilte Ireland use it as part of their identity. It is registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization as a symbol of Ireland. According to what the Oxford English Dictionary calls "a late tradition" (first recorded in 1726), the plant was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. It has subsequently become an emblem of Ireland, but has official status in neither Northern Ireland nor the Republic of Ireland; the official emblem of the Republic is the harp. The English word comes from Irish seamróg, meaning young clover. NY NJ Port Authority Police Department Badge. ... Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland. ... IDA Ireland is the agency responsible for industrial development in Ireland. ... University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) - is Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The Northern Ireland Tourist Board is a public interface of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment. ... Fáilte Ireland (Ireland welcomes), is the National Tourism Development Authority of the Republic of Ireland. ... Headquarters in Geneva The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations. ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is generally regarded as the most comprehensive and scholarly dictionary of the English language. ... For information about the holiday, see: Saint Patricks Day Saint Patrick (Latin: , Irish: Naomh Pádraig) was a Christian missionary and is the patron saint of Ireland along with Brigid of Kildare and Columba. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... An emblem consists of a pictorial image, abstract or representational, that epitomizes a concept - often a concept of a moral truth or an allegory. ... Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official languages English (de facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3, Northern Ireland Sign Language, Irish Sign Language Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Office... Republic of Ireland Coat of Arms The coat of arms of Ireland is blazoned as azure a harp or, stringed argent - a gold harp with silver strings on a blue background. ...


The shamrock featured on the passport stamp of Montserrat, many of whose citizens are of Irish descent. It is also found on the arms and flag of the city of Montreal, Canada. In addition, the Shamrock is frequently used as a name and symbol for Irish pubs throughout the world, the symbol immediately appealing to those on the look out for an English-speaking establishment and warm welcome. For other Types of Travel Document, see Travel Document. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... The Dannebrog, national flag of Denmark. ... Nickname: City of Mary Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1] [2]    - City 185. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Boat Names

Shamrock V was a J Class sloop. Shamrock V was built in 1930 for Sir Thomas Lipton's fifth and last America's Cup challenge. Designed by Nicholson, she was the first British yacht to be built to the new J Class Rule and is the only remaining J to have been built in wood. After launch she was continually upgraded with changes to hull shape and rudder. The rig was also modified to create the most effective racing sail plan but she was no match for the faster US design "Enterprise". It underwent a major refit in 1967.


Shamrock is also the name of a C&C 35 which has actively raced in the Detroit, Michigan region since 1976. Hull number 37, sail no. 11166.


References

  • Nelson, E. Charles; Loughin, Bernard, Shamrock: Botany and History of an Irish Myth: A Biography of the Shamrock in History, Literature, Music and Art. Boethius Press. ISBN 0-86314-199-4. A detailed history, including discussion of the identity of Shamrock.

Trivia

ATC is an abbreviation of: Adaptive Transform Coding, a method of coding for speech signals Agreement on Textiles and Clothing Air traffic control Air Training Command, the predecessor to Air Education and Training Command of the United States Air Force Air Training Corps Air Training Corps (New Zealand) ALCOA Technical... Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland. ...

External links

  • The Shamrock : A Further attempt to fix its species, by Nathaniel Colgan, published in the Irish Naturalist 1893
  • The truth behind the shamrock, from the BBC

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