beach pea


: a wild pea (Lathyrus japonicus synonym L. maritimus) having tough roots and purple flowers that is found along sandy shores

Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beach pea was in 1795

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“Beach pea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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