- (organic chemistry) An alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the vetch (Vicia sativa) as a white crystalline substance.
- (obsolete) Nearby; neighbouring; vicinal.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Glanvill to this entry?)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vicine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- plural of
Inflected form of vīcīnus (“near, neighboring”).