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kidney vetch

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  1. an Old World plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of the legume family, formerly used as a remedy for kidney diseases.

Origin of kidney vetch

First recorded in 1700–10
Also called woundwort.
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British Dictionary definitions for kidney vetch

kidney vetch

  1. a silky leguminous perennial plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of Europe and N Africa, with yellow or orange flowersAlso called: ladies' fingers
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