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


(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]


(ˈmɛl əˌlɒt)

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]
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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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The pebble rendzinas are suitable for deep-rooted species such as alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and white melilot (Melilotus albus).
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They cover herbs such as Bur Marigold, Dog Mercury, Common Buckthorn, Melilot Mellotus Oficinalis and Wood Betony, seem to have been hand-painted and some are marked with the Ravensknowle stamp.