vetch

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A vetch (Vicia cracca)

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From Middle English vecche, fecche, ficche, from Old Northern French veche, variant of Old French vece, from Latin vicia.

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vetch (plural vetches)

  1. Any of several leguminous plants, of the genus Vicia, often grown as green manure and for their edible seeds.
  2. Any of several similar plants within the subfamily Faboideae.

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