Hahnenklee

English translation: (common) sainfoin

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German term or phrase:Hahnenklee
English translation:(common) sainfoin
Entered by: Dr. Andrew Hudson

21:31 Mar 19, 2016
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Pigments
German term or phrase: Hahnenklee
This seems to be a pigment and appears in the following sentence:

"Venedig prosperierte im Gewürzhandel, und mit Grünspan, Quecksilber, Hahnenklee und Knochenkohle kamen Pigmente aus Asien nach Europa, die bislang unbekannt waren und die Malerei revolutionierten."

Does anyone know an English name for Hahnenklee?
Dr. Andrew Hudson
United States
Local time: 12:20
(common) sainfoin
Explanation:
Die Esparcette (Hedysarum onobrychis) ...... auch Wickenklee, Süssklee, Hahnenklee..... genannt
https://books.google.de/books?id=Io1NAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA290&lpg=P...

Onobrychis viciifolia synonymy hedysarum onobrychis, onobrychis sativa

Onobrychis viciifolia, also known as O. sativa or common sainfoin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onobrychis_viciifolia
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Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 19:20
Grading comment
Thanks!
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(common) sainfoin


Explanation:
Die Esparcette (Hedysarum onobrychis) ...... auch Wickenklee, Süssklee, Hahnenklee..... genannt
https://books.google.de/books?id=Io1NAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA290&lpg=P...

Onobrychis viciifolia synonymy hedysarum onobrychis, onobrychis sativa

Onobrychis viciifolia, also known as O. sativa or common sainfoin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onobrychis_viciifolia

Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 19:20
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Clive Phillips: Jean-Antoine Chaptal (1756-1832), a distinguished chemist, physician, agronomist, industrialist, statesman, educator and philanthropist, "elicited a blue colour from [...] sainfoin, when treated after the manner of indigo." http://bit.ly/1ZhlUfC
10 hrs
  -> Many thanks, Clive

agree  Kristina Cosumano (X): And thank you for that detail, Clive!
21 hrs
  -> Thanks, Kristina - you were half way there too!
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