butterfly pea


any of several leguminous plants of the genus Clitoria, as C. mariana, of North America, having pale-blue flowers.

Nearby words

  1. butterfly fish,
  2. butterfly flower,
  3. butterfly net,
  4. butterfly nut,
  5. butterfly orchid,
  6. butterfly rash,
  7. butterfly roof,
  8. butterfly table,
  9. butterfly valve,
  10. butterfly wedge

Origin of butterfly pea

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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