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medick

Line breaks: med¦ick
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːdɪk
 
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(also medic)

Definition of medick in English:

noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin medica, from Greek Mēdikē (poa) 'Median (grass)'.

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