a Eurasian plant, Onobrychis viciifolia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and clusters of pink flowers, used for forage.
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How to use sainfoin in a sentence
In spring the land is green with corn and oak trees, and pink with the pink of sainfoin flowers.The Story of Perugia | Margaret Symonds
No experimental agriculturist ever studied his lucerne and sainfoin as they have studied the grasses of that field.Leaves from a Field Note-Book | J. H. Morgan
On land, once considered worthless, he cut four hundred tons of sainfoin from one hundred and four acres.Makers of Modern Agriculture | William Macdonald
The two most striking exceptions are from foreign soil, the purple-blue lucerne and the crimson sainfoin.The Naturalist on the Thames | C. J. Cornish
There are occasional fields of sainfoin and of turnips; but these latter are small, and no ridging or hurdling is yet practised.
British Dictionary definitions for sainfoin
a Eurasian perennial leguminous plant, Onobrychis viciifolia, widely grown as a forage crop, having pale pink flowers and curved pods
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