beach pea

noun

Definition of beach pea

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

First Known Use of beach pea

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Beach pea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beach%20pea. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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