chaparral pea


noun
  1. a spiny bush, Pickeringia montana, of the legume family, having large purple flowers and sometimes forming dense thickets in the Pacific coast regions of the United States.

Origin of chaparral pea

1
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for chaparral pea

chaparral pea

noun
  1. a thorny leguminous Californian shrub, Pickeringia montana, with reddish-purple showy flowers

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