From Spanish alfalfa, from early form alfalfez, from Arabic الْفِصْفِصَة (al-fiṣfiṣa), الْفَصْفَصَة (al-faṣfaṣa, “alfalfa, lucerne”, literally “horse-food”).
- IPA(key): /ælˈfælfə/
alfalfa (countable and uncountable, plural alfalfas)
- (uncountable) A plant, principally of Medicago sativa, grown as a pasture crop.
- Synonym: lucerne (British)