Definitions for vetchvɛtʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of several climbing plants of the legume family, bearing pealike flowers, esp. Vicia sativa, cultivated for forage and soil improvement.
Origin of vetch:
1325–75; ME ve(c)che < AF; OF vecce < L vicia
any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants
Any of several leguminous plants, of the genus Vicia, often grown as green manure and for their edible seeds.
Origin: From veche, from vicia.
any leguminous plant of the genus Vicia, some species of which are valuable for fodder. The common species is V. sativa