wood vetch

noun
variants: or less commonly wood vetchling

Definition of wood vetch

1 : a European vetch (Vicia sylvatica) sometimes planted for forage
2 : a slender perennial vetch (Vicia caroliniana) growing chiefly in rich open woodland in eastern and central North America

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“Wood vetch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20vetch. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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