melilot definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few old-world flowers of genus Melilotus when you look at the pea family, having element leaves with three leaflets and slim racemes of small white or yellow plants. Also known as nice clover.
    • A fragrant plant of genus Melilotus, usually having small yellow or white flowers.
    • Any types of Melilotus, a genus of leguminous natural herbs having a vanillalike odor; nice clover; hart's clover. The blue melilot (Melilotus cærulea) is employed in Switzerland to provide shade and flavor to sapsago cheese.
    • A plant for the genus Melilotus.
    • erect yearly or biennial plant grown extensively specifically for hay and soil improvement

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