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vetchling

[vech-ling] /ˈvɛtʃ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
any of several slender, climbing plants belonging to the genus Lathyrus, of the legume family, similar to the vetch but having a winged or angular stem, as L. palustris, of North America.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; vetch + -ling1
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vetchling

/ˈvɛtʃlɪŋ/
noun
1.
any of various leguminous tendril-climbing plants of the genus Lathyrus, esp L. pratensis (meadow vetchling), mainly of N temperate regions, having winged or angled stems and showy flowers See also sweet pea
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