melilot

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin melilōtos, from Ancient Greek μελίλωτος (melilōtos), from μέλι (meli, honey) + λωτός (lōtos, lotus); later reinforced by Old French mellilote.

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NounEdit

melilot (plural melilots)

  1. A fragrant plant of the genus Melilotus, often having small yellow or white flowers.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society 2007, p. 187:
      Melilot boiled in wine and applied mollifies all hard tumours and inflammations that happen in the eyes or other parts of the body, as the fundament or privy parts of man or woman.

SynonymsEdit

  • sweet clover (US)
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