American vetch


Definition of American vetch

: a vetch (Vicia americana) with trailing or climbing stems, compound leaves, and racemose bluish purple flowers

called also buffalo pea

First Known Use of American vetch

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American vetch was circa 1818

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“American vetch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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