a plant, Vicia villosa, of the legume family, native to Eurasia, having hairy stems and violet and white flowers, widely grown as forage and as a cover crop.
- Also called winter vetch.
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After a soil has been supplied with the germs needed by this plant, the hairy vetch is productive on many different kinds of soil.Agriculture for Beginners | Charles William Burkett