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sweet cloveror sweet·clo·ver (swēt′klō′vər)
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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(Plants) another name for melilot
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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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|Noun||1.||sweet clover - erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvement|
genus Melilotus - Old World herbs: the sweet clovers
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
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