The name is also applied to many other leguminous plants of different genera; as the chichling vetch, of the genus Lathyrus; the horse vetch, of the genus Hippocrepis; the kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria); the milk vetch, of the genus astragalus; the licorice vetch, or wild licorice (abrus precatorius).
Origin: Also fitch; OE. Ficche, feche, for veche, OF. Veche, vecce, vesche, vesce, F. Vesce, fr. L. Vicia.
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... legume-derived nitrogen in a corn cropping system. In their study, straw residues were spread on plots that were later planted with to hairy vetch (a legume cover crop). Next, they planted a corn grain crop into the vetch with straw residues. Based on their findings, the soil inorganic nitrogen ...
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