sweet pea


Definition of sweet pea

1 : a widely cultivated Italian legume (Lathyrus odoratus) having slender usually climbing stems, ovate leaves, and large fragrant flowers
2 : the flower of a sweet pea

Examples of sweet pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to smelling great, this product also contains ingredients like sweet pea extract and violet flower, along with vitamin E. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 June 2022 Cherry Glazed Duck Breast with barley-pearl couscous and grilled corn and sweet pea purée; and the Grilled New Zealand Lamb Loin with red and golden beet purée, farro and leeks. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 1 June 2022 For example, the China rose 'Cramoisi Superieur' (shown here) offers an intense sweet pea, strawberry, and banana aroma. Benjamin Whitacre, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 May 2022 Also in the final stages of growth are the annual sweet pea maze and heritage poinsettia collection. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Feb. 2022 In addition to the main event — the giant Tecolote ranunculus — a trip to the ranch also includes snacks and meals available for purchase, a sweet pea maze, a butterfly garden and more. Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Grow stock in the full sun to produce a colorful, fragrant cut flower in the same league as the sweet pea. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Oct. 2021 Iris, scabiosa, lisianthus, larkspur, and sweet pea all glow like poetry in a vase with ranunculus and old roses. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 Spread ricotta cheese to cover each piece of baguette and top with the sweet pea salad and a small piece of prosciutto. Kristen Massad, Dallas News, 28 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sweet pea

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Jun 2022

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“Sweet pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20pea. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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Kids Definition of sweet pea

: a climbing plant that is grown for its fragrant flowers of many colors

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