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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.

sweet clover

n
(Plants) another name for melilot

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.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.
Clover's sweet nectar attracts honey bees, and bees produce sweet clover honey when they draw in white clover pollen.
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.
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Crops such as sweet clover, crimson clover and hairy vetch perform the vital function of fertilization, with the addition of animal manures when used.
In addition to activated charcoal made from Japanese bamboo, Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (P1,500/100 ml) harnesses the benefits of plant extracts like white China clay to absorb environmental toxins, lecithin to dissolve impurities, and yellow sweet clover, which acts as an astringent and decongests pores.
Throughout the evening I watched several whitetails work their way through the riverbottom, nibbling on the sweet clover that framed the muddy river.
No cupola can compete with a farm fan, but when you realize they figured out that you could dry sweet clover in the haymow with a piece of tin on the roof to draw out the heat and moisture, and that it worked for a long time before electricity, you start thinking some of the old ways might have been the best ways.
I took a walk through the St Mary's churchyard a couple of days ago and the grass is starred with buttercups and daisies; I remember sitting for hours as a child making daisy chains, looking for four -leaved clovers and sucking the sweet clover flowers.
We used a sprinkling can to sprinkle the mixture over rough hay, red clover, sweet clover and timothy to make a palatable feed for our beef cattle and a few milk cows.
For the sassafras gel: 1 1/2 cups water 2 ounces sassafras 1 teaspoon peeled and finely chopped wild ginger 1 tablespoon Ultratex 8 * For the mushrooms: 4 ounces assorted mushrooms (including enoki, lion's mane maitake, oyster, pheasant bock, golden pholiota, puffballs, bluettes, honey and entoloma) 4 bulbs wild ramps 1/2 ounce granulated sugar 1 sprig sage 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt To serve: 2 Scottish wood pigeons, breasts and legs separated, deboned and reserved, carcass discarded Canola oil, as needed 2 sassafras skewers Salt and freshly ground alack pepper to taste For the garnish: Cactus fruit Wood sorrel Purslane Mallow Amaranth Sweet clover Lamb's quarters * available from www.