sweet pea


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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

sweet′ pea`


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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She looked dismally about her narrow little room, with its dull-papered, pictureless walls, its small iron bedstead and empty book- case; and a horrible choke came into her throat as she thought of her own white room at Green Gables, where she would have the pleasant consciousness of a great green still outdoors, of sweet peas growing in the garden, and moonlight falling on the orchard, of the brook below the slope and the spruce boughs tossing in the night wind beyond it, of a vast starry sky, and the light from Diana's window shining out through the gap in the trees.
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.
I'm not best pleased with my sweet peas 6 My newly-planted sweet pea looks sorry for itself.
Growing sweet pea "Cupani" and runner beans in huge pots for Chelsea, we used tall willow branches for support.
We are offering 60 plants of the delightful sweet pea Old Spiced Mixed.
Sweet pea lovers - it''s time to make your selection of varieties for next year.
There are hundreds of sweet pea varieties, but all are descended from one first introduced from Sicily by Franciscus Cupani in the very last year of the 18th century and still grown and treasured to the present day.
THE late great trainer Sir Henry Cecil has had a beautiful new sweet pea named after him.
Sweet pea are adorable flowers and you can buy them as a cut flower but not very often and very few flower shops sell them.
The fresh sweet pea or English pea can be found in grocery stores during the spring either in the pods or already shelled, and then throughout the year in the freezer section.
Jason Akley; SWEET PEA AND THE BUMBLEBEE; Outskirts Press Inc.