pea tree


any of various small trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Caragana, of the legume family, native to central Asia, having showy, usually yellow flowers, cultivated as an ornamental.

Nearby words

  1. pea crab,
  2. pea green,
  3. pea jacket,
  4. pea rifle,
  5. pea soup,
  6. pea weevil,
  7. pea-brain,
  8. pea-souper,
  9. peabody,
  10. peabody bird

Origin of pea tree

First recorded in 1815–25

Also called pea shrub. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019