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  1. hairy vetch, hairy tare, Vicia villosa(noun)

    European vetch much cultivated as forage and cover crops

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  1. Vicia villosa

    Vicia villosa, known as the hairy vetch, fodder vetch or winter vetch, is a plant native to Europe and western Asia. It is a legume, grown as a forage crop. Hairy vetch is very similar to tufted vetch, the most noticeable difference being that tufted vetch has a smooth stem. Several subspecies are recognized: Vicia villosa ssp. ambigua Kerguelen Vicia villosa ssp. eriocarpa P.W.Ball Vicia villosa ssp. microphylla P.W.Ball Vicia villosa ssp. varia Corb. Vicia villosa ssp. villosa

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