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vetch

noun \ˈvech\

: a plant that has small flowers and is used to feed farm animals

Full Definition of VETCH

:  any of a genus (Vicia) of herbaceous twining leguminous plants including some grown for fodder and green manure — compare crown vetch, hairy vetch, milk vetch

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Origin of VETCH

Middle English fecche, veche, from Middle French dialect (Norman & Picard) veche, from Latin vicia; perhaps akin to Latin vincire to bind
First Known Use: 14th century
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