melilot

[mel-uh-lot]

Origin of melilot

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

noun
  1. any leguminous plant of the Old World genus Melilotus, having narrow clusters of small white or yellow fragrant flowersAlso called: sweet clover

Word Origin for melilot

C15: via Old French from Latin melilōtos, from Greek: sweet clover, from meli honey + lōtos lotus
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