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(Science: botany) A leguminous plant (Onobrychis sativa) cultivated for fodder.

Alternative forms: saintfoin.

A kind of tick trefoil (Desmodium Canadense).

Origin: F, fr. Sain wholesome (L. Sanus; see Sane) _ foin hay (L. Faenum); or perh. Fr. Saint sacred (L. Sanctus; see Saint) _ foin hay.