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ervil

[ur-vil] /ˈɜr vɪl/
noun
1.
a vetch, Vicia ervilia, grown in Europe for forage.
Also called ers.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin ervilia, akin to ervum bitter vetch; probably of non-IE orig.
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