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

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Flower options include sweet peas, sun flowers, statice, straw flowers, snap dragons, stock, bells of Ireland, anemone and aster. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Tamales, fry bread, dumplings, Somalian food and more at Mountain View monthly market," 8 Aug. 2019 Favorite flavor: Butterfly Lime, which gets its shocking lavender hue from sweet pea flowers. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Forget Keychains, Local Kombucha Is Our Must-Buy Travel Item," 28 Aug. 2019 When Queen Elizabeth II dines there, her favorite table is always set with sweet peas. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Claridge's Newest Hotel Suite Was Inspired by France's Last Empress," 5 June 2019 Some are subtle—in the restaurant’s famous bar room chocolate cake, first developed by pastry chef Albert Kumin, Yosses has replaced its heavy buttercream with chocolate ganache—and others, like his sweet pea and mint blancmange, a bit more bold. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Meet Bill Yosses, the Four Seasons Restaurant’s Brilliant Pastry Chef," 5 May 2019 The most vivid appetizer is sweet pea puree, thinned with coconut water, poured into a blue bowl containing lightly pickled shrimp. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "At Cherry, where’s there’s smoke, there’s a fired-up chef," 5 July 2019 Along with hydrangeas, sweet peas and roses, peonies pack a wallop of nostalgia, bringing to mind romantic gardens of old. oregonlive.com, "How to grow beautiful peonies in Oregon," 2 July 2019 The kit comes with a 58-inch by 58-inch by 48-inch frame, a ground tarp, and four packets of seeds—two packets of sweet pea and two of Blue Lake beans. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Your Kids Can Now Grow Their Own Secret Garden Fort," 10 May 2019 Low-set tightly massed centerpieces of sweet peas and white lilacs decorated each table. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "At state dinner, first lady Melania Trump seems at ease," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sweet pea

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of sweet pea

: a climbing plant with flowers that have a sweet smell

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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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