a European plant, Astragalus glycyphyllos, of the legume family, believed to increase the secretion of milk in goats.
any herb of certain allied genera.
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Origin of milk vetch
First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for milk vetch
any of various leguminous plants of the genus Astragalus, esp A. glycyphyllos, with clusters of purple, white, or yellowish flowers: formerly reputed to increase milk production in goats
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