hairy vetch

  1. 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.

Origin of hairy vetch

First recorded in 1900–05
  • Also called winter vetch.

Words Nearby hairy vetch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hairy vetch in a sentence

  • 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