Its original French name is Trèfle which means "clover" and the card symbol depicts a three-leafed clover leaf. The Italian name is Fiori ("flower"). The English name "Clubs" is derived from the suit of Bastoni (batons) in Italian-Spanish suited cards.
In Germany, this suit is known as Kreuz ("cross"), especially in the International Skat Regulations. In Austria, by contrast, it is almost exclusively called Treff, a reference to the French name, especially in the game of Bridge, where French names generally predominate, for example Cœur is used instead of Herz.
The symbol for the suit of Clubs depicts a very stylised three-leaf clover with its stalk oriented downwards.
|Symbol||Unicode||Entity in HTML|
|♣||U+2663 BLACK CLUB SUIT|
|♧||U+2667 WHITE CLUB SUIT|