melilot

noun
mel·​i·​lot | \ ˈme-lə-ˌlät How to pronounce melilot (audio) \

Definition of melilot

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

First Known Use of melilot

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for melilot

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

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“Melilot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melilot. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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