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desert pea

noun
  1. an Australian trailing leguminous plant, Clianthus formosus, with scarlet flowers
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Historical Examples

  • A profusion of the beautiful Sturt, or desert-pea, or Clianthus Dampierii, grew upon this flat.

    Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration

    Ernest Giles