Fitch (?; 224), n.; pl. Fitches (#). [See Vetch.]

1. Bot.

A vetch.

[Obs.]

2. pl. Bot.

A word found in the Authorized Version of the Bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa, still used as a flavoring in the East. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised Version now reads spelt.

 

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Fitch, n. [Contr. of fitched.] Zool.

The European polecat; also, its fur.

 

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