Definition of vetchling in English:

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vetchling

Pronunciation: /ˈveCHliNG/

noun

A widely distributed scrambling plant related to the vetches, typically having fewer leaflets.
  • Genus Lathyrus, family Leguminosae: several species, including L. palustris.
Example sentences
  • Field pea, lentil, and blue vetchling were also present.
  • Once you get your eye tuned in to seeing the flowers in a sea of waving long grass, though, it is not too hard to spot little groups of these flowering vetchlings here and there.
  • The vetches and vetchlings are native to temperate areas in both hemispheres and their range even extends into mountainous parts of Africa.

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Syllabification: vetch·ling

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