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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of several climbing plants of the legume family, bearing pealike flowers, esp. Vicia sativa, cultivated for forage and soil improvement.

    Category: Plants

Origin of vetch:

1325–75; ME ve(c)che < AF; OF vecce < L vicia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vetch(noun)

    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


  1. vetch(Noun)

    Any of several leguminous plants, of the genus Vicia, often grown as green manure and for their edible seeds.

  2. Origin: From veche, from vicia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vetch(noun)

    any leguminous plant of the genus Vicia, some species of which are valuable for fodder. The common species is V. sativa


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