vetchling

vetchling

[vech-ling]
noun
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:
1570–80; vetch + -ling1

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vetchling (ˈvɛtʃlɪŋ)
 
n
See also sweet pea 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

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