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partridge pea

noun
1.
a North American plant, Cassia fasciculata, of the legume family, having yellow flowers and feathery compound leaves that fold shut when touched.
Origin of partridge pea
1780-1790
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; probably so called because its fruit provides food for partridges
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