heath pea


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Noun1.Heath pea - European herb bearing small tubers used for food and in Scotland to flavor whiskeyheath pea - European herb bearing small tubers used for food and in Scotland to flavor whiskey
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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Heath pea, or bitter vetch, was used in medieval times to suppress hunger when crops failed.
The heath pea - a small plant tasting like "leathery liquorice" - was used by monks to suppress hunger when crops failed.