melilot

melilot

[mel-uh-lot]
noun
a cloverlike plant of the genus Melilotus, of the legume family, grown as a forage plant.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English mellilot < Latin melilōtos < Greek melílōtos a clover, equivalent to méli honey + lōtós lotus; replacing late Old English milotis < Latin, as above

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melilot (ˈmɛlɪˌlɒt)
 
n
Also called: sweet clover any leguminous plant of the Old World genus Melilotus, having narrow clusters of small white or yellow fragrant flowers
 
[C15: via Old French from Latin melilōtos, from Greek: sweet clover, from meli honey + lōtoslotus]

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