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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
We are offering 60 plants of the delightful sweet pea Old Spiced Mixed.
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.
Two good alternatives are sweet pea netting pinned along a wall or attached to bamboo canes in a tepee shape.
Sweet Pea takes on human characteristics in the book and shares her different experiences with her friends --horses--at the Edwards' stables.
Eckford lived nearby in Wem, Shropshire and the Eckford Sweet Pea Society continues to grow and preserve a range of Eckford varieties that can be purchased as seeds.
Flower borders SWEET pea lovers will be fascinated by Blue Shift, a new variety from T&M that has astonishing colourchanging blooms.