What does the word vetch mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Henry James
  3. God knows, Miss Vetch, where or when or what my marriage is! – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James