singletary pea

noun sin·gle·tary pea \ˈsiŋgəlˌterē-\

Definition of singletary pea

  1. :  a weak-stemmed and usually decumbent winter annual legume (Lathyrus hirsutus) native to the Mediterranean region but long established as an escape in the southern U.S. and more recently cultivated as a cover and pasture crop —called also Caley pea, rough pea, wild winterpea

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Origin and Etymology of singletary pea

singletary probably from 1single + -tary (as in solitary); from its being an escape


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