- any Australian or New Zealand plant of the leguminous genus Clianthus, with ornamental clusters of slender scarlet flowersSee also desert pea
Word Origin for clianthus
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Historical Examples of clianthus
Dampier discovered a beautiful flower of the pea family known as the Clianthus Dampierii.
The clianthus pea and the vetch pea they ate ravenously, and when they can get those they require very little water.
A profusion of the beautiful Sturt, or desert-pea, or Clianthus Dampierii, grew upon this flat.
On our return we saw that beautiful flower the Clianthus formosa, in splendid blossom on the plains.Expedition into Central Australia