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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Origin and Etymology of vicia

New Latin, from Latin, vetch


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