ETYM Also fitch; Old Eng. ficche, feche, for veche, Old Fren. veche, vecce, vesche, vesce, French vesce, from Latin vicia.
Any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants.
Trailing or climbing plant of any of several genera, family Leguminosae, usually having seed pods and purple, yellow, or white flowers, including the fodder crop alfalfa Medicago sativa.