Vicia

noun
Vi·​cia | \ ˈvis(h)ēə \

Definition of Vicia

: 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

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History and Etymology for Vicia

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 Jun. 2021.

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