milk vetch definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different flowers for the genus Astragalus, having pinnate, ingredient leaves and clusters of purple, white, or yellowish blossoms.
    • A plant associated with the genus AstragalusāŸ©: so-called from a belief that these plants increased the release of milk in goats feeding upon them.
    • A plant of every one of several three genera Phaca, Orophaca, and Homalobus, closely regarding Astragalus and previously contained in that genus.
    • some of various flowers of the genus Astragalus
    • any one of different flowers for the genus Astragalus
  • others:
    • A leguminous natural herb (Astragalus glycyphyllos) of European countries and Asia, likely to raise the release of milk in goats.

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