See also: mélilot

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Melilot (white sweet clover, Melilotus albus) with a honeybee
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From Latin melilōtos, from Ancient Greek μελίλωτος (melílōtos), from μέλι (méli, honey) + λωτός (lōtós, lotus); later reinforced by Old French mellilote.

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melilot (countable and uncountable, 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, published 2007, page 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.

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From the genus name.

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melilot m (plural melilots)

  1. melilot, sweet clover (any plant of the genus Melilotus, especially Melilotus officinalis or sweet yellow clover)
    Synonym: almegó

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