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

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First Known Use of American vetch

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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“American vetch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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