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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.]
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(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]
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(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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It is seen that soils of all EAs are highly suitable for field grasses, whereas in only some cases it is recommendable to use the alternatives to conventional plant species (more suitable for these soil types): melilot and alfalfa for calcareous and skeletal soils and lupine for acid soils.
A dish at the restaurant featuring melilot, oxalis, and cashew
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.
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 dew is shed in beauty, and roses bloom and tender chervil and flowery melilot. Often as she goes to and fro, when remembering gentle Atthis doubtless her tender heart is consumed by strong desire" ("pol]laki tuide [n]oon echoisa/oosp ...
A analise filogenetica das sequencias obtidas com as depositadas no banco de dados do GenBank revelou que os isolados UFRGS Ms195, Ms2012, Ms515, Ms58 e Ms210 foram identificados como pertencentes a especie Sinorhizobium melilot e os isolados UFRGS Ms72, Ms75 e UFRGS Ms55 foram identificados como pertencentes ao genero Rhizobium (Figura 1).