milk vetch

milk vetch

noun
1.
a European plant, Astragalus glycyphyllos, of the legume family, believed to increase the secretion of milk in goats.
2.
any herb of certain allied genera.

Origin:
1590–1600

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milk vetch
 
n
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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