winged pea


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Related to winged pea: winged bean, asparagus pea
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Noun1.winged pea - a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wingswinged pea - a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics
goa bean - Old World tropical bean
genus Psophocarpus, Psophocarpus - species of tropical Asian and African climbing herbs
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.winged pea - sprawling European annual having a 4-winged edible pod
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Right now the beans are sold as four-angled beans, Goa beans, princess beans, winged peas and winged beans.
The bizarre winged peas (Lotus tetragonolobus, also Tetragonolobus purpureus) look like food for Martians, but earth-dwellers such as the Sebastianis enjoy their delicate pea-bean flavor and crisp texture.