a Eurasian perennial plant (Onobrychis viciaefolia) of the pea family, cultivated as a forage or cover crop
Origin of sainfoinFrench ; from sain, wholesome (; from Classical Latin sanus, healthy, confused in French with saint) + foin (; from Classical Latin faenum), hay
A Eurasian plant (Onobrychis viciifolia) in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and pink or white flowers and often grown as a forage crop.
Origin of sainfoinFrench, from Old French, from Medieval Latin s&amacron;num faenum : Latin s&amacron;num, neuter of s&amacron;nus, healthy + Latin faenum, hay; see dh&emacron;(i)- in Indo-European roots.
- French honeysuckle
From French sainfoin.