capitalized : a genus of plants (family Leguminosae) including many peas and vetchlings and differing from members of the genus Pisum in having the style not sulcate see everlasting pea, sweet pea
plural -es : any plant of the genus Lathyrus

Word History


New Latin, from Greek lathyros chickling

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“Lathyrus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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