sweet clover or sweet·clo·ver (swētklō′vər)
Any of several plants of the genus Melilotus of the pea family that are native to Eurasia, have compound leaves with three leaflets and narrow clusters of small white or yellow flowers, and are sometimes grown for forage. Also called melilot.
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