Definition of melilot in English:

melilot

noun

  • A fragrant herbaceous plant of the pea family, native to Eurasia and north Africa, now widespread and sometimes grown as forage or green manure.

    Also called sweet clover
    • ‘The Chinese use yellow melilot medicinally, use it in cosmetics, and burn it as an incense.’
    • ‘There are 25 species of clovers and trefoils (Trifolium spp.), eight species of medic and alfalfa (Medicago spp.), and three species of melilots.’
    • ‘Other fodder plants introduced from Europe include the yellow or white melilots,, which may be seen in mid to late summer on the Sawston by-pass, and a larger form of Bird's foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus ssp.var. sativa) which often grows nearly a metre high on the South Down.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek melilōtos honey lotus.

Pronunciation:

melilot

/ˈmeləˌlät/