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alfalfa

al·fal·fa

alfalfa

pronunciation:
ael fael f
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part of speech: noun
definition: a plant with purple flowers that is grown as food for cattle and horses. Alfalfa is a member of the legume family of plants.
 
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Alfalfa comes from an Arabic word meaning "the best kind of fodder (or animal feed)."
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