American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of medic1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any of various European and North African herbs, of the genus Medicago, several of which are grown for fodder etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves.
- n. any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
- From Middle English medike, from Latin mēdica, from Ancient Greek μηδίκη (mēdikē), short for Μηδικὴ πόα (Mēdikē poa, literally "Median grass"); so called because medick was imported from Media to Greece during the Greco-Persian Wars. (Wiktionary)
“This brought out the butterflies too: red admiral, green-veined white and common blue on the black medick, and then we were back down to Welton again.”
“The seeds are high in protein black medick also fixes nitrogen--a friendly weed.”
“Even the book's glossary of plant names is a verbal joy, full of sun spurge, fumitory, lady's mantle and spotted medick.”
“so no time for LJ or even work, but here is what I want to write about finding garlic growing wild where wild grapes are ripening how the elderberries are set but nowhere near ripe sumac lemonade--giving it another chance black medick seeds--edible, but a lot of work, and maybe better not quite so roasted? or maybe better sprouted?”
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