- vet. med.,
- vet. sci.,
- veteran car,
- veterans administration
Origin of vetch
Examples from the Web for vetch
The seeds of the vetch are costly and are brought chiefly from Germany, where this crop is much prized.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
Vetch, secretly congratulating himself on having by his counsel prevented violence, returns bending under half a bag of flour.For the Term of His Natural Life|Marcus Clarke
From which it may be concluded that Vetch was by no means a favorite with the crew of the Dolphin.
Well, if Vetch ships me to the plantations you may be sure no more will be heard of Joe Punchard, so 'tis as broad as 'tis long.
Vetch has something that Benham lacks; and it is this something that makes people believe in him in spite of themselves.One Man in His Time|Ellen Glasgow
Word Origin for vetch
late 14c., from Old North French veche, variant of Old French vece, from Latin vicia, which perhaps is related to vincire "to bind" (cf. second element of periwinkle (n.1)). Dutch wikke, German Wicke are loan-words from Latin vicia.