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mel·i·lot

 (mĕl′ə-lŏt′)
[Middle English melilote, from Old French, from Latin melilōtos, from Greek : meli, honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots + lōtos, lotus; see lotus.]

melilot

(ˈmɛlɪˌlɒt)
n
(Plants) any leguminous plant of the Old World genus Melilotus, having narrow clusters of small white or yellow fragrant flowers. Also called: sweet clover
[C15: via Old French from Latin melilōtos, from Greek: sweet clover, from meli honey + lōtos lotus]

mel•i•lot

(ˈmɛl əˌlɒt)

n.
a cloverlike plant of the genus Melilotus, of the legume family, grown as forage.
[1375–1425; Middle English mellilote (< Middle French) < Latin melilōtos < Greek melílōtos a clover =méli honey + lōtós lotus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melilot - erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvementmelilot - erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvement
genus Melilotus - Old World herbs: the sweet clovers
Melilotus alba, white melilot, white sweet clover - biennial plant; valuable honey plant
Melilotus officinalis, yellow sweet clover - biennial yellow-flowered Eurasian plant having aromatic leaves used as carminative or flavoring agent; widely cultivated especially as green manure or cover crop
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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A dish at the restaurant featuring melilot, oxalis, and cashew
And in summertime, who but me should be walking the countryside, on holidays, keeping the girls company across fields, upon hill-sides, in those glorious water meadows and coppices, gathering oleaster to make yellow dye, marjoram, honey-balm and common melilot to lay among the clothes?
The pebble rendzinas are suitable for deep-rooted species such as alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and white melilot (Melilotus albus).