Origin: Middle English melochites from Classical Latin molochites from Glassical Greek molochitēs, a stone (? malachite) from malachē, molochē, mallow (its color is like that of mallow leaves): from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Hebrew (language) malluaḥ, a lettuce-like plant from source Classical Latin malva, mallow
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Origin: Middle English melochite, from Latin molochītes, from Greek molokhītis, from malakhē, molokhē, mallow, of Semitic origin; see mlḥ in Semitic roots.
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