Sainfoin Definition

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[n] 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


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Misc. Definitions

\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]

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