mel·​i·​lot ˈme-lə-ˌlät How to pronounce melilot (audio)
: sweet clover
especially : a yellow-flowered sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of melilot was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Melilot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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