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crown vetch

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noun
  1. a plant, Coronilla varia, of the legume family, native to the Old World, having clusters of pink flowers and used to prevent erosion on banked roadsides.

Origin of crown vetch

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called axseed.
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British Dictionary definitions for crown vetch

crown vetch

noun
  1. a trailing leguminous European plant, Coronilla varia, with clusters of white or pink flowers: cultivated in North America as a border plantAlso called (US): axseed (ˈæksiːd)
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