esparcet

noun es·par·cet \ˌeˌspärˈsā\
variants: less commonly

esparsette

\-rˈset\

Definition of esparcet

plural

-s

  1. :  sainfoin 1

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Origin and Etymology of esparcet

French esparcet, esparcette, from Provençal esparcet, diminutive of Old Provençal espars pod, from espars (past participle of esparser to scatter), from Latin sparsus, past participle of spargere to scatter — more at sparse


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