1.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.(MeSH)A plant genus of the family FABACEAE that is widely used as ground cover and forage and known for the edible beans, VICIA FABA.
VetchVetch (vĕch), n. [Also fitch; OE. ficche, feche, for veche, OF. veche, vecce, vesche, vesce, F. vesce, fr. L. vicia.] (Bot.) Any leguminous plant of the genus Vicia, some species of which are valuable for fodder. The common species is Vicia sativa.
☞ The name is also applied to many other leguminous plants of different genera; as the chichling vetch, of the genus Lathyrus; the horse vetch, of the genus Hippocrepis; the kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria); the milk vetch, of the genus Astragalus; the licorice vetch, or wild licorice (Abrus precatorius).
Milk Vetch • Vetch, Common • alpine milk vetch • bird vetch • bush vetch • crown vetch • grass vetch • hairy vetch • horseshoe vetch • kidney vetch • milk vetch • milk-vetch • purple milk vetch • spring vetch • sweet vetch • tuberous vetch • tufted vetch
Afzelia, Amorpha, Andira, Baptisia, Beans, Callerya, Ceratonia, Clathrotropis, Colophospermum, Copaifera, Delonix, Euchresta, Fabaceae, Guibourtia, Legumes, Leguminosae, Machaerium, Pithecollobium, Pithecolobium, Stryphnodendron, Tachigalia[Hyper.]
Vetch (n.) [MeSH]
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