Definition of Genus Melilotus
1. Noun. Old World herbs: the sweet clovers.
Group relationships: Fabaceae, Family Fabaceae, Family Leguminosae, Legume Family, Leguminosae, Pea Family
Member holonyms: Melilot, Melilotus, Sweet Clover
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Melilotus
Literary usage of Genus Melilotus
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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"One form, Melilotus alba, is of value as a green-manure, forage and bee -plant. Plants of the genus Melilotus are erect herbs with ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"It has been used by Spain also as a penal settlement. Pop. about 9000. MELILOT, a genus (Melilotus) of annual, biennial and perennial herbs of the family ..."
3. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"Some common plants of less importance belonging to other genera are Gorse or Whin (genus Ulex), Bokhara clover (genus Melilotus), Everlasting pea (genus ..."
4. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"... Bokhara clover (genus Melilotus), Everlasting pea (genus Lathyrus), Lupins (genus Lupinus); and in gardens Scarlet Runner and Dwarf Kidney Beans of the ..."
5. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1896)
"The genus Melilotus is closely allied to Trifolium, and the first leaf bears only a single leaflet, which at night rotates on its axis so as to present one ..."
6. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"The clover-like plants of the genus Melilotus are also useful and worthy of more attention than they have heretofore received. ..."