sainfoin

noun
sain·​foin | \ ˈsān-ˌfȯin How to pronounce sainfoin (audio) , ˈsan- How to pronounce sainfoin (audio) \

Definition of sainfoin

: a pink-flowered Eurasian perennial leguminous herb (Onobrychis viciifolia synonym O. viciaefolia) grown for forage

First Known Use of sainfoin

1626, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sainfoin

French, from Middle French, from sain healthy (from Latin sanus) + foin hay, from Latin fenum

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