A plant of the pea family related to alfalfa, some kinds of which are grown for fodder or green manure and some kinds of which are troublesome weeds.
- Genus Medicago, family Leguminosae: several species, including the prostrate black medick (M. lupulina).
- Black medick is abundant on roadsides, dry grasslands and sand-dunes, though rare in the north-west.
- Legumes planted as cover crops include clovers, medics, peas, and beans.
Late Middle English: from Latin medica, from Greek Mēdikē (poa) 'Median (grass)'.
Words that rhyme with medickcomedic, cyclopedic, encyclopedic, orthopaedic (US orthopedic)
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