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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.