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Any of several herbs of the genus Lathyrus of the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves, slender tendrils, and variously colored flowers.
(Plants) any of various leguminous tendril-climbing plants of the genus Lathyrus, esp L. pratensis (meadow vetchling), mainly of N temperate regions, having winged or angled stems and showy flowers. See also sweet pea
any of various plants of the genus Lathyrus, of the legume family, similar to the vetch.
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|Noun||1.||vetchling - any of various small plants of the genus Lathyrus; climb usually by means of tendrils|
genus Lathyrus, Lathyrus - genus of climbing herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; wild pea
grass pea, Indian pea, khesari, Lathyrus sativus - European annual grown for forage; seeds used for food in India and for stock elsewhere
Lathyrus vernus, spring vetchling, spring vetch - bushy European perennial having nodding racemose violet-blue flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface