esparcet vs sainfoin what difference

what is difference between esparcet and sainfoin

English

Etymology

French esparcet, esparcette, éparcet, from Spanish esparceta, esparcilla.

Noun

esparcet (plural esparcets)

  1. (obsolete) common sainfoin (Onobrychis sativa)

Anagrams

  • peercast, trespace

French

Noun

esparcet m (plural esparcets)

  1. (obsolete, regional) sainfoin


English

Etymology

From French sainfoin, from sain (healthy, healthful) + foin (hay).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈseɪnfɔɪn/

Noun

sainfoin (countable and uncountable, plural sainfoins)

  1. A perennial herb of the genus Onobrychis with pale pink flowers, especially Onobrychis viciifolia (syn. Onobrychis sativa).
    • 1992, Moncrieff/Kilmartin/Enright, translating Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way, Folio Society 2005, p. 143:
      I saw a breath of wind emerge from the furthest horizon, bowing over the heads of corn in distant fields, pouring like a flood over all that vast expanse, and finally come to rest, warm and rustling, among the clover and sainfoin at my feet []

Derived terms

  • Spanish sanfoin (Onobrychis iberica)

Translations

Anagrams

  • sinfonia

French

Etymology

From sain + foin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛ̃.fwɛ̃/

Noun

sainfoin m (plural sainfoins)

  1. sainfoin
    Synonym: fenasse

Further reading

  • “sainfoin” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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