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 sānum faenum : Latin sānum, neuter of sānus, healthy + Latin faenum, hay; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
- A perennial herb of the genus Onobrychis with pale pink flowers, especially Onobrychis sativa.
From French sainfoin.