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.

Nearby words

  1. meliae,
  2. melic,
  3. melick,
  4. melilite,
  5. melilla,
  6. melinda,
  7. melinite,
  8. melioidosis,
  9. meliorate,
  10. melioration

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

/ (ˈmɛlɪˌlɒt) /

noun

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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