Sain"foin [F., fr. sain wholesome (L. sanus; see Sane.) + foin hay (L. faenum); or perh. fr. saint sacred (L. sanctus; see Saint) + foin hay.] Bot. (a)

A leguminous plant (Onobrychis sativa) cultivated for fodder.

[Written also saintfoin.] (b)

A kind of tick trefoil (Desmodium Canadense).

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