Meaning of medick in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmiːdɪk/


(also medic)
  • A yellow-flowered Eurasian and African plant of the pea family related to alfalfa, some kinds of which are grown for fodder or green manure.

    Genus Medicago, family Leguminosae

    ‘Black medick is abundant on roadsides, dry grasslands and sand-dunes, though rare in the north-west.’
    • ‘Legumes planted as cover crops include clovers, medics, peas, and beans.’


Late Middle English from Latin medica, from Greek Mēdikē (poa) ‘Median (grass)’.