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hairy vetch

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noun
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.
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Also called winter vetch.

Origin of hairy vetch

First recorded in 1900–05
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