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Variant of medic1.
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(ˈmɛdɪk) or


(Plants) any small leguminous plant of the genus Medicago, such as black medick or sickle medick, having yellow or purple flowers and trifoliate leaves
[C15: from Latin mēdica, from Greek mēdikē (poa) Median (grass), a type of clover]
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Noun1.medick - any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leavesmedick - any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Medicago, Medicago - a genus of herbs that resemble clover
Medicago arborea, moon trefoil - evergreen shrub of southern European highlands having downy foliage and a succession of yellow flowers throughout the summer followed by curious snail-shaped pods
Medicago falcata, sickle alfalfa, sickle lucerne, sickle medick - European medic naturalized in North America having yellow flowers and sickle-shaped pods
Calvary clover, Medicago echinus, Medicago intertexta - an annual of the Mediterranean area having spiny seed pods and leaves with dark spots
black medick, hop clover, Medicago lupulina, nonesuch clover, yellow trefoil - prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and curved black pods; naturalized in North America
alfalfa, lucerne, Medicago sativa - important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
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Topspeed Dave Edwards Black Medick 7.15 Wolverhampton Appeared to score with a bit in hand at Lingfield ten days ago and a 3lb rise may not be enough to prevent her from following up.
Wednesday's game was scoreless through the first three innings, with Geno Encina allowing just one hit on the mound for the Miners, but Southern Illinois could not get to Otters' starter Spencer Medick.
Charbonneau (2010) used a 25% mixture of lactic acid and citric acid to successfully control several leguminous weeds such as black medick and clover, although this herbicide also had some phytotoxic effects on the non-target turfgrass.
Hans Medick and Peer Schmidt (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004), 318-33.
Beschreibendes Verzeichnis, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1997; Hans Medick and Benjamin Marschke, Experiencing the Thirty Years War: A Brief History with Documents, New York: Bedford Books, 2013; Thomas Winkelbauer, ed., Vom Lebenslauf zur Biographie.
Peter Burke (Cambridge: Polity, 1991), 93-113; Hans Medick, ed., Mikro-Historie: Neue Pfade in die Sozialgeschichte (Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch, 1994).
Chaplin invites the reader to 'consider the beauty of the names of these other flourishing "immigrants" to the Tyne: hedgerow cranesbill, hoary cress, field eryngo, spotted medick, wild teasel, rough dog's tail and tall melilot' (p.