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beach pea

noun
1.
either of two plants of the legume family, Lathyrus japonicus, of seashores of the North Temperate Zone, or L. littoralis, of the temperate western coast of North America, both having oblong leaves and clusters of pealike flowers.
Origin of beach pea
1795-1805
An Americanism dating back to 1795-1805
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