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a type of clover used as a fodder crop. Barseem is fast-growing and convenient for planting in between main harvests so that the fields do not just lie fallow for those months. During Mamluk rule, it was especially produced in the Fayyum as feed for cavalry horses, a common method of warfare in that period.