Origin: ME melochites < L molochites < Gr molochitēs, a stone (? malachite) < malachē, molochē, mallow (its color is like that of mallow leaves): < ? Heb malluaḥ, a lettuce-like plant > L malva, mallow
See malachite in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English melochite
Origin: , from Latin molochītes
Origin: , from Greek molokhītis
Origin: , from malakhē, molokhē, mallow
Origin: , of Semitic origin; see mlḥ in Semitic roots.
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