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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tare, n.
 1. A weed that grows among wheat and other grain; -- alleged by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum, or darnel.
    Didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?   --Matt. xiii. 27.
    The =\“darnel” is said to be the tares of Scripture, and is the only deleterious species belonging to the whole order.\=   --Baird.
 2. Bot. A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous herbs of the genus Vicia; especially, the Vicia sativa, sometimes grown for fodder.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vetch n.  Bot. Any leguminous plant of the genus Vicia, some species of which are valuable for fodder. The common species is Vicia sativa.
 Note:The name is also applied to many other leguminous plants of different genera; as the chichling vetch, of the genus Lathyrus; the horse vetch, of the genus Hippocrepis; the kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria); the milk vetch, of the genus Astragalus; the licorice vetch, or wild licorice (Abrus precatorius).
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vic·ine n. Chem. An alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the vetch (Vicia sativa) as a white crystalline substance.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Vicia sativa
      n : herbaceous climbing plant valuable as fodder and for
          soil-building [syn: spring vetch]