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 (sān′foin′, săn′-)
A Eurasian plant (Onobrychis viciifolia) in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and pink or white flowers and often grown as a forage crop.

[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.]


(Plants) a Eurasian perennial leguminous plant, Onobrychis viciifolia, widely grown as a forage crop, having pale pink flowers and curved pods
[C17: from French, from Medieval Latin sānum faenum wholesome hay, referring to its former use as a medicine]


(ˈseɪn fɔɪn)

a Eurasian plant, Onobrychis viciaefolia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and clusters of pink flowers: used for forage.
[1620–30; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sainfoin - Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved podssainfoin - 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
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Onobrychis, Onobrychis - genus of Old World herbs having pinnate leaves and pink or whites racemose flowers followed by flat unjointed pods


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[ˈsænfɔɪn] nfieno santo
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Martin Rooney, 35, of Sainfoin Farm, Gatemoor Lane, Beaconsfield - conspiracy to defraud, two counts of converting criminal property.
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