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melilot

[mel-uh-lot] /ˈmɛl əˌlɒt/
noun
1.
a cloverlike plant of the genus Melilotus, of the legume family, grown as a forage plant.
Origin of melilot
1150
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/
noun
1.
any leguminous plant of the Old World genus Melilotus, having narrow clusters of small white or yellow fragrant flowers Also called sweet clover
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Latin melilōtos, from Greek: sweet clover, from meli honey + lōtoslotus
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