Origin of melilotMiddle English mellilot from Old French melilot from Classical Latin melilotos from Classical Greek melil?tos, kind of clover from meli, honey (see mildew) + l?tos, lotus
See sweet clover.
Origin of melilotMiddle English melilote from Old French from Latin melilōtos from Greek meli honey ; see melit- in Indo-European roots. lōtos lotus ; see lotus .
From Latin melilÅtos, from Ancient Greek Î¼ÎµÎ»Î¯Î»Ï‰Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (melilÅtos), from Î¼ÎÎ»Î¹ (meli, “honey") + Î»Ï‰Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (lÅtos, “lotus"); later reinforced by Old French mellilote.