Definition of medick in English:


Syllabification: med·ick
Pronunciation: /ˈmedik
(also medic)


  • 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)
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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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