from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See melilot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Meliot.
- adj. See Melilot.
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- n. erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvement
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Research by Professor K. P. Link and his associates at the University of Wisconsin in 1934 was designed to find the chemical in spoiled sweet clover hay that led to cattle hemorrhage.
An early moon was in the sky, and the odors of sweet clover and red clover and new-cut hay and pine mingled like perfume in the clear air.
Professor Link isolated the hemorrhaging agent, an anticoagulant called coumarin, in spoiled sweet clover hay.