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kidney vetch

noun
1.
an Old World plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of the legume family, formerly used as a remedy for kidney diseases.
Also called woundwort.
Origin of kidney vetch
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for kidney vetch

kidney vetch

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