alfalfa

noun al·fal·fa \ al-ˈfal-fə \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of alfalfa

: a deep-rooted leguminous perennial plant (Medicago sativa) of southwestern Asia that is widely grown for hay and forage

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Origin and Etymology of alfalfa

Spanish, modification of Arabic dialect al-faṣfaṣa the alfalfa


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Definition of alfalfa for English Language Learners

  • : a type of plant that is grown mostly as food for farm animals


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alfalfa

noun al·fal·fa \ al-ˈfal-fə \

Definition of alfalfa for Students

: a plant with purple flowers that is related to the clovers and is grown as a food for horses and cattle

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