sweet pea

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of sweet pea

1732


SWEET PEA Defined for English Language Learners

sweet pea

noun

Definition of sweet pea for English Language Learners

  • : a climbing plant with flowers that have a sweet smell


SWEET PEA Defined for Kids

sweet pea

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Definition of sweet pea for Students

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

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