noun mel·i·lo·tus \ˌmeləˈlōtəs\

Definition of melilotus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of annual or biennial erect Old World leguminous herbs that comprise the sweet clovers, have trifoliolate leaves, small white or yellow flowers in axillary racemes, and short straight one-seeded or two-seeded pods, and are widely cultivated and naturalized as escapes

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Melilotus

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Origin and Etymology of melilotus

New Latin, from Latin melilotos melilot

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to cast off or become cast off

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