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sweet clover

or sweet·clo·ver (swēt′klō′vər)
n.
Any of several plants of the genus Melilotus of the pea family that are native to Eurasia, have compound leaves with three leaflets and narrow clusters of small white or yellow flowers, and are sometimes grown for forage. Also called melilot.
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sweet clover

n
(Plants) another name for melilot
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweet clover - erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvementsweet clover - 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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There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.
It can occur as a result of eating crops such as brassicas, green cereals or sweet clover that contain high levels of nitrate.
Species in the mix include: spring triticale; perennial rye; coleor kale; sweet fennel; gold of pleasure; brown mustard; fodder radish; sweet clover; phacelia; linseed and chicory.
The fair guests are able to taste and purchase many honey flavors, including lime, meadow, acacia, crown of thorns, chestnut, sunflower, licorice flower, sweet clover, etc.
She said her husband has begun planting a mixture of sweet clover, grass and winter rye as a cover crop to keep the soil in place on the affected area that she estimated at about 70 acres.
SEED--LABEL ANALYSIS SEED AMOUNT GERMINATION RATE Weka White Clover 14.98% 85% Kotare White Clover 14.91% 90% Commander Chicory 04.97% 85% Medium Red Clover 04.96% 90% Sweet Clover 04.95% 85% Forage Chicory 04.94% 85% Other Crop Seed 00.05% -- Inert Matter 00.21% -- Weed Seed 00.03% -- Coating Material 50.00% -- Net weight: 25 Pounds TEST DATE: 5/17
With bees and many flowering plants needing one another to survive, planting bee flowers like sweet clover, alfalfa and thistle can help repopulate the honey bee community in an urbanised area.
Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat.
Some cover crops, like sweet clover and vetch, should be avoided because they can become invasive in some areas and are difficult to get rid of once established.