American milk pea


Definition of American milk pea

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

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First Known Use of American milk pea

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“American milk pea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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