Sainfoin meaning

sānfoin, săn-
French honeysuckle.
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A Eurasian perennial plant (Onobrychis viciaefolia) of the pea family, cultivated as a forage or cover crop.
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A perennial herb of the genus Onobrychis with pale pink flowers, especially Onobrychis sativa.
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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.
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Origin of sainfoin

  • French from Old French from Medieval Latin sānum faenum Latin sānum neuter of sānus healthy Latin faenum hay dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French sainfoin.

    From Wiktionary