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melilot

[ mel-uh-lot ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌlɒt /
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noun

a cloverlike plant of the genus Melilotus, of the legume family, grown as a forage plant.

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Origin of melilot

before 1150; Middle English mellilot<Latin melilōtos<Greek melílōtos a clover, equivalent to méli honey + lōtóslotus; replacing late Old English milotis<Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for melilot

melilot
/ (ˈmɛlɪˌlɒt) /

noun

any leguminous plant of the Old World genus Melilotus, having narrow clusters of small white or yellow fragrant flowersAlso called: sweet clover
C15: via Old French from Latin melilōtos, from Greek: sweet clover, from meli honey + lōtos lotus
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