Origin: see vetch.
1. (Science: botany) a vetch.
2. (Science: botany) a word found in the Authorised version of the bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa, still used as a flavoring in the East. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised version now reads spelt.
(Science: zoology) The European polecat; also, its fur.
Origin: Contr. Of fitched.