sain·​foin ˈsān-ˌfȯin How to pronounce sainfoin (audio) ˈsan- How to pronounce sainfoin (audio)
: a pink-flowered Eurasian perennial leguminous herb (Onobrychis viciifolia synonym O. viciaefolia) grown for forage

Word History


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

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sainfoin was in 1626

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Cite this Entry

“Sainfoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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