American milk pea

noun

: a prostrate herbaceous vine (Galactia regularis) of the southeastern U.S. having trifoliolate leaves and reddish purple racemose flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American milk pea was in 1884

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“American milk pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20milk%20pea. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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