[ glawr-ee-pee, glohr- ]
/ ˈglɔr iˌpi, ˈgloʊr- /
either of two trailing plants, Clianthus formosus or C. puniceus, of Australia and New Zealand, having showy red flowers.
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Origin of glory-pea
First recorded in 1840–50
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