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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.
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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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sweet′ pea`


n.
a climbing plant, Lathyrus odoratus, of the legume family, having sweet-scented flowers.
[1725–35]
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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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Translations

sweet pea

npisello odoroso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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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. Miranda's pale, sharp face, framed in its nightcap, looked haggard on the pillow, and her body was pitifully still under the counterpane.
? Flower show - Page 2 Three decades of showgoers savouring the scent and sight of sweet peas at a festival have drawn to an end.
| SOW sweet peas outdoors now or plant out autumnsown varieties.
Start early Starting your sweet peas during early spring from seed ensures you get the longestpossible season of bloom.
Tom Atherton of the National Sweet Pea Society will give a talk on "Sweet Peas, all you need to know about growing them and Lathyrus species".
Although garden peas, (Pisum sativum) such as English peas, edible podded peas and snow peas are edible, sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are poisonous - especially the flowers and seeds.
One of Erin Benzakein's earliest childhood chores was snipping sweet peas out of her great-grandparents' garden in Walla Walla, Washington, to put in vases.
I'm not best pleased with my sweet peas 6 My newly-planted sweet pea looks sorry for itself.
WITH their extraordinary scent and glorious colour, sweet peas are a firm favourite.
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.