kidney vetch

/ˈkɪdni vɛtʃ/ (say 'kidnee vech)

noun
a leguminous herb, Anthyllis vulneraria, native to Asia and Europe, formerly used as a remedy for kidney diseases.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kidney vetch — Kidney Kid ney (k[i^]d n[y^]), n.; pl. {Kidneys} (k[i^]d n[i^]z). [OE. kidnei, kidnere, from Icel. koi[eth]r belly, womb (akin to Goth. gipus, AS. cwi[thorn] womb) + OE. nere kidney; akin to D. nier, G. niere, OHG. nioro, Icel. n[=y]ra, Dan. nyre …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kidney vetch — noun perennial Eurasian herb having heads of red or yellow flowers and common in meadows and pastures; formerly used medicinally for kidney disorders • Syn: ↑Anthyllis vulneraria • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Anthyllis …   Useful english dictionary

  • kidney-vetch — paprastasis perluotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Anthyllis vulneraria), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anthyllis vulneraria angl. kidney vetch vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • kidney-vetch — perluotis statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Anthyllis angl. kidney vetch rus. язвенник …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • kidney vetch — an Old World plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of the legume family, formerly used as a remedy for kidney diseases. Also called woundwort. [1700 10] * * * ▪ plant also called  ladies fingers (species Anthyllis vulneraria)        perennial herb, of the …   Universalium

  • kidney vetch — n. Eurasian plant with pods that are shaped like a finger (in the past was used to treat kidney disorders) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kidney vetch — noun Anthyllis vulneraria, a medical plant in the pea family Syn: woundwort …   Wiktionary

  • kidney vetch — noun a yellow or orange flowered leguminous grassland plant, sometimes grown as a fodder crop. [Anthyllis vulneraria.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • common kidney-vetch — paprastasis perluotis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Žolinis pupinių (Fabaceae), seniau ankštinių (Leguminosae), šeimos augalas, kurį žmonės vadino geltonuoju dobilu. Žiedai susitelkę apvaliose galvutėse. Vaisius – vienasėklė… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • Vetch — Vetch, n. [Also fitch; OE. ficche, feche, for veche, OF. veche, vecce, vesche, vesce, F. vesce, fr. L. vicia.] (Bot.) Any leguminous plant of the genus {Vicia}, some species of which are valuable for fodder. The common species is {Vicia sativa}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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