: a genus of Old World herbs (family Leguminosae) that resemble typical clovers and have pinnately trifoliolate leaves and spirally twisted seed pods see alfalfa

Word History


New Latin, from Latin medica medic + Latin -ago (as in plantago plantain)

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“Medicago.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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