Definitions of vetch

n 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

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any of several weedy vetches grown for forage
Calnada pea, Vicia cracca, bird vetch, tufted vetch
common perennial climber of temperate regions of Eurasia and North America having dense elongate clusters of flowers
Vicia orobus, bitter betch
European perennial toxic vetch
Vicia sativa, spring vetch
herbaceous climbing plant valuable as fodder and for soil-building
Vicia sepium, bush vetch
European purple-flowered with slender stems; occurs as a weed in hedges
Vicia villosa, hairy tare, hairy vetch
European vetch much cultivated as forage and cover crops
Type of:
legume, leguminous plant
an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae

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