See under vetch (def 1).
any of several mostly climbing plants belonging to the genus Vicia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves ending in tendrils and bearing pealike flowers, especially V. sativa (spring vetch) cultivated for forage and soil improvement.
any of various allied plants, as Lathyrus sativus, of Europe, cultivated for their edible seeds and for forage.
the beanlike seed or fruit of any such plant.
any of various climbing leguminous plants of the temperate genus Vicia, esp V. sativa, having pinnate leaves, typically blue or purple flowers, and tendrils on the stems
any of various similar and related plants, such as Lathyrus sativus, cultivated in parts of Europe, and the kidney vetch
the beanlike fruit of any of these plants
noun 1. a town in central Utah.
noun 1. the part of an annual ring of wood, characterized by large, thin-walled cells, formed during the first part of the growing season. noun 1. the wood that is produced by a plant in the spring and early summer and consists of large thin-walled xylem cells Compare summerwood
adjective, springier, springiest. 1. characterized by spring or elasticity; flexible; resilient: He walks with a springy step. 2. (of land) abounding in or having springs of water. adjective springier, springiest 1. possessing or characterized by resilience or bounce 2. (of a place) having many wells or springs of water
noun 1. any of various devices for sprinkling, as a watering pot, a container of water with a perforated top used to sprinkle clothes before ironing, or especially a perforated ring or small stand with a revolving nozzle to which a hose is attached for watering a lawn with a fine, even spray. 2. a […]