from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian plant (Onobrychis viciifolia) having pinnately compound leaves and pink or white flowers, often grown as a forage crop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A perennial herb of the genus Onobrychis with pale pink flowers, especially Onobrychis sativa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A leguminous plant (Onobrychis sativa) cultivated for fodder.
- n. A kind of tick trefoil (Desmodium Canadense).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A perennial herb, Onobrychis sativa, native in temperate Europe and part of Asia, and widely cultivated in Europe as a forage-plant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain
French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sānum faenum : Latin sānum, neuter of sānus, healthy + Latin faenum, hay; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French sainfoin. (Wiktionary)