Vicia

noun

Vi·​cia
ˈvis(h)ēə
: a widely distributed genus of often climbing herbs (family Leguminosae) having pinnate leaves and blue, purple, or yellow flowers either solitary or in axillary racemes, the style usually beaked or tufted, and the ovary containing numerous ovules see hairy vetch, vetch

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, vetch

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“Vicia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vicia. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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