Vetch meaning

vĕch
Any of various herbs of the genus Vicia of the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small, variously colored flowers.
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Any of a number of leafy, climbing or trailing plants (esp. genus Vicia) of the pea family, grown chiefly for fodder and as a green manure.
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Any of several leguminous plants, of the genus Vicia, often grown as green manure and for their edible seeds.
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Any of several related plants within the subfamily Faboideae.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vetch
Plural:
vetches

Origin of vetch

  • Middle English vetche from Old North French veche from Latin vicia weik-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French veche, from Latin vicia.

    From Wiktionary