crown vetch
noun Date: circa 1900 a Eurasian herb (Coronilla varia) of the legume family that is naturalized in the eastern United States and has umbels of pink-and-white flowers and sharp-angled pods

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  • crown vetch — crown′ vetch n. pln an Old World low plant, Coronilla varia, of the legume family, naturalized in the NE U.S. and planted as a ground cover …   From formal English to slang

  • crown vetch — n. a European plant (Coronilla varia) of the pea family, with pink and white flowers: sometimes cultivated in the U.S. as a ground cover, esp. along highways …   English World dictionary

  • crown vetch — a plant, Coronilla varia, of the legume family, native to the Old World, having clusters of pink flowers and used to prevent erosion on banked roadsides. Also called axseed. [1895 1900] * * * Vigorous trailing legume (Coronilla varia), native to… …   Universalium

  • crown vetch — noun European herb resembling vetch; naturalized in the eastern United States; having umbels of pink and white flowers and sharp angled pods • Syn: ↑axseed, ↑Coronilla varia • Hypernyms: ↑coronilla • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Coronilla * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • crown-vetch — dvispalvis raženis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Securigera varia), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Securigera varia angl. axseed; crown vetch; trailing crown vetch vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • trailing crown-vetch — dvispalvis raženis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Securigera varia), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Securigera varia angl. axseed; crown vetch; trailing crown vetch vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Crown — or The Crown may refer to: Crown (anatomy), a part of the head or of a hat Headgear Coronet, a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. Unlike a crown, a coronet never has arches.[citation needed] Crown (headgear), ceremonial… …   Wikipedia

  • vetch — vetchlike, adj. /vech/, n. 1. any of several mostly climbing plants belonging to the genus Vicia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves ending in tendrils and bearing pealike flowers, esp. V. sativa (spring vetch), cultivated for forage and …   Universalium

  • crown — crownless, adj. /krown/, n. 1. any of various types of headgear worn by a monarch as a symbol of sovereignty, often made of precious metal and ornamented with valuable gems. 2. a similar ornamental headgear worn by a person designated king or… …   Universalium

  • vetch — noun Etymology: Middle English fecche, veche, from Middle French dialect (Norman & Picard) veche, from Latin vicia; perhaps akin to Latin vincire to bind Date: 14th century any of a genus (Vicia) of herbaceous twining leguminous plants including… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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