narbonne vetch

noun

nar·​bonne vetch
(ˈ)när¦bän-
variants or narbonus vetch
(ˈ)när¦bōnəs-
: an annual vetch (Vicia narbonensis) that is native to southern Europe but used elsewhere as a forage crop and that has leafy stipules and leaves ³/₄ inch or more broad

Word History

Etymology

narbonne from Narbonne, France; narbonus New Latin, from Latin Narbon-, Narbo Narbonne

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“Narbonne vetch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/narbonne%20vetch. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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