medick

[med-ik]

medic

2

or med·ick

[med-ik]
noun
  1. any plant belonging to the genus Medicago, of the legume family, having trifoliate leaves and grown as a forage crop.

Origin of medic

2
1400–50; late Middle English medike < Latin mēdica < Greek (póa) Mēdikḗ literally, Median (grass)
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medick

US medic

noun
  1. any small leguminous plant of the genus Medicago, such as black medick or sickle medick, having yellow or purple flowers and trifoliate leaves

Word Origin for medick

C15: from Latin mēdica, from Greek mēdikē (poa) Median (grass), a type of clover

medic

1
noun
  1. informal a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student

Word Origin for medic

C17: from medical

medic

2
noun
  1. the usual US spelling of medick
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Word Origin and History for medick

medic

n.

1650s, "physician, medical student," from Latin medicus "physician" (see medical (adj.)); modern sense of "serviceman in a military medical corps" first recorded 1925.

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medick in Medicine

medic

[mĕdĭk]
n.
  1. A member of a military medical corps.
  2. A physician or medical student.
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