any of a genus (Astragalus) of plants of the pea family, with deeply cut leaves, flowers in spikes or racemes, and, usually, inflated pods
Origin of milk vetchfrom the notion that it increases the secretion of milk in goats
- Any of various plants of the genus Astragalus of the pea family, having pinnate, compound leaves and clusters of purple, white, or yellowish flowers. Also called astragalus.
- See astragalus.
Origin of milk vetchFrom the belief that it increases the milk yield of goats.
- any of several species of flowering plants of the genus Astragalus