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Common choices include grasses and legumes such as hairy vetch and clover.
In such places, my spirit lifted to the sight of the drifts of white clover or the clouds of purple vetch, with here and there the flaming cup of a wood lily.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of vetch for English Language Learners
: a plant that has small flowers and is used to feed farm animals
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