Part of speech: noun

A plant of the bean family.

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Usage examples "vetch":

  1. Thus, a bushel of oats or barley plus ten pounds of clover or twenty pounds of winter vetch, a combination often used in orchards, should prove satisfactory in the vineyard. - "Manual of American Grape-Growing", U. P. Hedrick.
  2. Fleda Vetch didn't suspect him at first of feeling differently to her, but only of feeling differently to Mona; yet she was not unconscious that this latter difference would have had something to do with his being on the grass beside her. - "The Spoils of Poynton", Henry James.
  3. God knows, Miss Vetch, where or when or what my marriage is! - "The Spoils of Poynton", Henry James.