- 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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- a silky leguminous perennial plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of Europe and N Africa, with yellow or orange flowersAlso called: ladies' fingers