Milk" vetch` (?). Bot.

A leguminous herb (Astragalus glycyphyllos) of Europe and Asia, supposed to increase the secretion of milk in goats.

⇒ The name is sometimes taken for the whole genus Astragalus, of which there are about two hundred species in North America, and even more elsewhere.


© Webster 1913.

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