any of a genus (Lathyrus) of tendril-climbing plants of the pea family
Origin of vetchlingvetch + -ling
Any of several herbs of the genus Lathyrus of the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves, slender tendrils, and variously colored flowers.
- A leguminous climbing plant, notably:
- Lathyrus pratensis.
- any other member of genus Lathyrus.