saintfoin
Sainfoin Sain"foin (?; 277), n. [F., fr. sain wholesome (L. sanus; see {Sane}.) + foin hay (L. f[ae]num); or perh. fr. saint sacred (L. sanctus; see {Saint}) + foin hay.] (Bot.) (a) A leguminous plant ({Onobrychis sativa}) cultivated for fodder. [Written also {saintfoin}.] (b) A kind of tick trefoil ({Desmodium Canadense}). [Canada] [1913 Webster]

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  • saintfoin — /saynt foyn/, n. sainfoin. * * * …   Universalium

  • saintfoin — saint·foin …   English syllables

  • saintfoin — ˈsāntˌfȯin noun ( s) Etymology: French, alteration of sainfoin more at sainfoin : sainfoin * * * /saynt foyn/, n. sainfoin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desmodium Canadense — Sainfoin Sain foin (?; 277), n. [F., fr. sain wholesome (L. sanus; see {Sane}.) + foin hay (L. f[ae]num); or perh. fr. saint sacred (L. sanctus; see {Saint}) + foin hay.] (Bot.) (a) A leguminous plant ({Onobrychis sativa}) cultivated for fodder.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Onobrychis sativa — Sainfoin Sain foin (?; 277), n. [F., fr. sain wholesome (L. sanus; see {Sane}.) + foin hay (L. f[ae]num); or perh. fr. saint sacred (L. sanctus; see {Saint}) + foin hay.] (Bot.) (a) A leguminous plant ({Onobrychis sativa}) cultivated for fodder.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sainfoin — Sain foin (?; 277), n. [F., fr. sain wholesome (L. sanus; see {Sane}.) + foin hay (L. f[ae]num); or perh. fr. saint sacred (L. sanctus; see {Saint}) + foin hay.] (Bot.) (a) A leguminous plant ({Onobrychis sativa}) cultivated for fodder. [Written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Birthday flowers — are ascribed by tradition for those born on any given date in the year in Europe and the West. Not all are precisely flowers, however. They are listed below.January*1 oak geranium *2 Rosa multiflora *3 cactus *4 aloe *5 hydrangea *6 ice plant *7… …   Wikipedia

  • sainfoin — [ seɪnfɔɪn, san ] noun a pink flowered leguminous plant native to Asia, grown widely for fodder. [Onobrychis viciifolia.] Origin C17: from obs. Fr. saintfoin, from mod. L. sanum foenum wholesome hay (with ref. to its medicinal properties) …   English new terms dictionary

  • sainfoin — n. a leguminous plant, Onobrychis viciifolia, grown for fodder and having pink flowers. Etymology: obs. F saintfoin f. mod.L sanum foenum wholesome hay (because of its medicinal properties) …   Useful english dictionary

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