kidney-vetch

kidney vetch

noun
an Old World plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of the legume family, formerly used as a remedy for kidney diseases.
Also called woundwort.


Origin:
1700–10

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kidney vetch
 
n
Also called: ladies' fingers a silky leguminous perennial plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of Europe and N Africa, with yellow or orange flowers

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