monantha vetch

mo·​nan·​tha vetch | \ məˈnan(t)thə- \

Definition of monantha vetch

: a weak-stemmed viny vetch (Vicia articulata) of southern Europe used for forage and hay in parts of the U.S. having mild winters

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History and Etymology for monantha vetch

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

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“Monantha vetch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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