medick

Definitions of medick
  1. noun
    any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
    synonyms: medic, trefoil
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    Medicago arborea, moon trefoil
    evergreen shrub of southern European highlands having downy foliage and a succession of yellow flowers throughout the summer followed by curious snail-shaped pods
    Medicago falcata, sickle alfalfa, sickle lucerne, sickle medick
    European medic naturalized in North America having yellow flowers and sickle-shaped pods
    Calvary clover, Medicago echinus, Medicago intertexta
    an annual of the Mediterranean area having spiny seed pods and leaves with dark spots
    Medicago lupulina, black medick, hop clover, nonesuch clover, yellow trefoil
    prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and curved black pods; naturalized in North America
    Medicago sativa, alfalfa, lucerne
    important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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