crown vetch

noun

: a Eurasian herb (Coronilla varia) of the legume family that is naturalized in the eastern U.S. and has umbels of pink-and-white flowers and sharp-angled pods

Examples of crown vetch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thistle, crown vetch and, to a lesser degree, dandelion and white clover are commonly visited by bees. Christina Grozinger, Discover Magazine, 22 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crown vetch was circa 1900

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“Crown vetch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crown%20vetch. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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