sweet pea

noun

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 This spring pasta dish is loaded with in-season sweet peas, mushrooms, and fresh chives. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Feb. 2024 Frozen petite sweet peas: These warm through and tenderize quickly in the hot sauce. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 3 Oct. 2023 Stir prosciutto and 1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed, into pasta mixture. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 12 Sep. 2023 The bouquet featured trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink o’hara garden roses, pink wax flower and baby pink astilbe. Town & Country, 17 July 2023 Like, even world-class athletes run outta gas, sweet pea. Vulture, 2 Aug. 2023 Flowers Enjoy these blooms now and plant to enjoy flowers next April: - Annual flowers blooming this month: nasturtium, flowering sweet peas, native California poppies, native tidy tips (Layia platyglossa), native elegant clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata). Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2023 The tables were lavishly decorated by Alex Eagle and Sophie Hodges, featuring wild seasonal flowers plucked from the hotel grounds, including cornflowers, pale pink and white English roses, jasmine, sweet pea trails, and peonies. Liam Hess, Vogue, 17 July 2023 Combine the pasta with sweet peas, parsley, lemon, and Parmesan cheese. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 21 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sweet pea was in 1732

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“Sweet pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20pea. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

sweet pea

noun
1
: a widely grown Italian herb of the legume family with slender climbing stems and large fragrant flowers
2
: the flower of a sweet pea

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