Mel"i*lot (?), n. [F. m'elilot, L. melilotus, fr. Gr. , , a kind of clover containing honey; me`li honey + lotus.] Bot.

Any species of Melilotus, a genus of leguminous herbs having a vanillalike odor; sweet clover; hart's clover. The blue melilot (Melilotus caerulea) is used in Switzerland to give color and flavor to sapsago cheese.

 

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