Definition of Milk vetch

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Astragalus.

Medical Definition of Milk vetch

1. A leguminous herb (Astragalus glycyphyllos) of Europe and Asia, supposed to increase the secretion of milk in goats. The name is sometimes taken for the whole genus Astragalus, of which there are about two hundred species in North America, and even more elsewhere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Milk Vetch

milk sickness
milk sister
milk sisters
milk snake
milk snakes
milk spots
milk substitute
milk substitutes
milk sugar
milk tea
milk teeth
milk tetter
milk thistle
milk thistles
milk tooth
milk vetch (current term)
milk wagon
milk whey
milker's nodule virus

Literary usage of Milk vetch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Annual marit:me trailing milk vetch, with broad Leaves, arid the Flowers ... Ind. Annual trailing Milk- vetch, with purple Flowers growing in Chillers. 8. ..."

2. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"Ascending milk vetch. Throughout the state. AC Herb.: Medora 162, Valley City 163, Lisbon, ... Flexile milk vetch. AC Herb.: Valley City 170, Buffalo 1127. ..."

3. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"THE PROCUMBENT milk vetch. ENGRAVINGS.—Bot. Mag. t. 3263 ; and от fig. 5 in Plate 35. \ 11-14 pairs of elliptic, retuse leaflets; peduncles racemose, ..."

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