monantha vetch

noun

mo·​nan·​tha vetch
məˈnan(t)thə-
: a weak-stemmed viny vetch (Vicia articulata) of southern Europe used for forage and hay in parts of the U.S. having mild winters

Word History

Etymology

New Latin monantha (specific epithet of Vicia monantha), from mon- + -antha (feminine of -anthus -anthous)

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“Monantha vetch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monantha%20vetch. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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