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
plural -s : a plant of the genus Melilotus

Word History


New Latin, from Latin melilotos melilot

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“Melilotus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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