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alfalfa

al·fal·fa

alfalfa

 
pronunciation:
ael fael f
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part of speech: noun
definition: a legume with purple flowers that is grown widely as forage for cattle and horses.
We'll plant alfalfa in that field next year.The horse calmed down when it smelled the bucket of oats and alfalfa.
 
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Alfalfa comes from an Arabic word meaning "the best kind of fodder (or animal feed)."
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