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sweet pea

n.
Any of several climbing plants of the genus Lathyrus of the pea family, especially the annual vine L. odoratus, native to Sicily and widely cultivated for its variously colored, fragrant flowers.

sweet pea

n
(Plants) a climbing leguminous plant, Lathyrus odoratus, of S Europe, widely cultivated for its butterfly-shaped fragrant flowers of delicate pastel colours

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n.
a climbing plant, Lathyrus odoratus, of the legume family, having sweet-scented flowers.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.sweet pea - climbing garden plant having fragrant pastel-colored flowerssweet pea - climbing garden plant having fragrant pastel-colored flowers
genus Lathyrus, Lathyrus - genus of climbing herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; wild pea
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Beth had old-fashioned fragrant flowers in her garden, sweet peas and mignonette, larkspur, pinks, pansies, and southernwood, with chickweed for the birds and catnip for the pussies.
The door was opened into the dim sick- room, and Rebecca stood there with the sunlight behind her, her hands full of sweet peas.
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Our veg beds are filling up nicely and because we've got surplus sweet peas, I couldn't resist planting them on the lower raised bed.
Sow sweet peas outdoors now or plant out autumn sown sweet peas.
WITH their extraordinary scent and glorious colour, sweet peas are a firm favourite.
These sweet peas are essentially for picking - their fragrance makes even our scruffy house seem better.
Easy to grow, with beautiful blooms and a lovely scent, sweet peas can be grown in any size of garden - or even a pot on a balcony.
Sweet peas are firm and not too large and should be bright green in color.
Pick sweet peas for cut flowers indoors or remove dead seedheads ?