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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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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 30 Jan. 2023.

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