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sainfoin

[seyn-foin] /ˈseɪn fɔɪn/
noun
1.
a Eurasian plant, Onobrychis viciifolia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and clusters of pink flowers, used for forage.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < French, equivalent to Middle French sain (< Latin sānus healthy) + foin (< Latin fēnum, faenum hay)
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sainfoin

/ˈsænfɔɪn/
noun
1.
a Eurasian perennial leguminous plant, Onobrychis viciifolia, widely grown as a forage crop, having pale pink flowers and curved pods
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Medieval Latin sānum faenum wholesome hay, referring to its former use as a medicine
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