Definition of medick in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːdɪk
(also medic)


  • A yellow-flowered Eurasian and African plant of the pea family related to alfalfa, some kinds of which are grown for fodder or green manure.
    • Genus Medicago, family Leguminosae
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    • 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)'.

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