sanfoin

noun
Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Onobrychis, ↑genus Onobrychis

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variant of sainfoin

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sanfaile, sanfoin
see sans faile, sainfoin.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • esparcet — noun Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain • Syn: ↑sainfoin, ↑sanfoin, ↑holy clover,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Onobrychis — noun genus of Old World herbs having pinnate leaves and pink or whites racemose flowers followed by flat unjointed pods • Syn: ↑Onobrychis • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • holy clover — noun Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain • Syn: ↑sainfoin, ↑sanfoin, ↑esparcet,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Onobrychis — noun genus of Old World herbs having pinnate leaves and pink or whites racemose flowers followed by flat unjointed pods • Syn: ↑genus Onobrychis • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Onobrychis viciaefolia — noun Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain • Syn: ↑sainfoin, ↑sanfoin, ↑holy clover,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Onobrychis viciifolia — noun Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain • Syn: ↑sainfoin, ↑sanfoin, ↑holy clover,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sanfaile — sanfaile, sanfoin see sans faile, sainfoin …   Useful english dictionary

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