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alfalfa

noun al·fal·fa \al-ˈfal-fə\

: a type of plant that is grown mostly as food for farm animals

Full Definition of ALFALFA

:  a deep-rooted leguminous perennial plant (Medicago sativa) of southwestern Asia that is widely grown for hay and forage
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Origin of ALFALFA

Spanish, modification of Arabic dialect al-faṣfaṣa the alfalfa
First Known Use: 1845
ALFALFA Defined for Kids

alfalfa

noun al·fal·fa \al-ˈfal-fə\

Definition of ALFALFA for Kids

:  a plant with purple flowers that is related to the clovers and is grown as a food for horses and cattle
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