vetch

noun \ ˈvech \
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of vetch

: any of a genus (Vicia) of herbaceous twining leguminous plants including some grown for fodder and green manure — compare crown vetch, hairy vetch, milk vetch

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Origin and Etymology of vetch

Middle English fecche, veche, from Middle French dialect (Norman & Picard) veche, from Latin vicia; perhaps akin to Latin vincire to bind


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  • : a plant that has small flowers and is used to feed farm animals


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