butterfly pea


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butterfly pea

n.
Any of several plants of the genera Centrosema and Clitoria in the pea family, having blue or lavender flowers and flat pods.
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Noun1.butterfly pea - vine of tropical Asia having pinnate leaves and bright blue flowers with yellow centers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.butterfly pea - large-flowered wild twining vine of southeastern and central United States having pale blue flowers
Clitoria, genus Clitoria - genus of tropical shrubs or vines having pinnate leaves and large axillary flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
3.butterfly pea - large-flowered weakly twining or prostrate vine of New Jersey to tropical eastern North America, sometimes cultivated for its purple and white flowers
Centrosema, genus Centrosema - a genus of chiefly tropical American vines of the family Leguminosae having trifoliate leaves and large flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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