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melilot

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noun mel·i·lot \ˈme-lə-ˌlät\

Definition of melilot

  1. :  sweet clover; especially :  a yellow-flowered sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)



Origin of melilot

Middle English mellilot, from Old French melilot, from Latin melilotos, from Greek melilōtos, from meli honey + lōtos clover, lotus — more at mellifluous


First Known Use: 14th century


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