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 U.S.
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- chaparral bird,
- chaparral cock,
- chaparral lily,
- chapeau bras
Origin of chaparral pea
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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a thorny leguminous Californian shrub, Pickeringia montana, with reddish-purple showy flowers
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