sweet pea

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noun

a climbing plant, Lathyrus odoratus, of the legume family, having sweet-scented flowers.

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Origin of sweet pea

First recorded in 1725–35

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British Dictionary definitions for sweet pea

sweet pea

noun

a climbing leguminous plant, Lathyrus odoratus, of S Europe, widely cultivated for its butterfly-shaped fragrant flowers of delicate pastel colours
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