Medicago

noun
Med·​i·​ca·​go | \ ˌmedəˈkāˌgō \

Definition of Medicago

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

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History and Etymology for Medicago

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

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“Medicago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Medicago. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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