sweet pea

noun

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 The favorite cool-weather nectar sources seem to be dianthus, stock, alyssum, sweet pea and calendula. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: The flower annuals to plant now in San Antonio to get you through winter," 22 Oct. 2020 For Butcher, one of the trickiest is the beautiful, fragrant sweet pea, with its garlands of flowers. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "This year’s unsolicited seed scare highlights the work of legitimate seed growers," 9 Sep. 2020 In addition to the Forget-Me-Nots, Meghan and Harry helped the kids replant their garden for fall with a mix of flowers and vegetables, such as petunias, California wildflowers, tomatoes, squash, sweet pea. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Plant Forget-Me-Nots at a Preschool in Honor of Princess Diana," 1 Sep. 2020 Tomato cages work well as trellises for the sweet pea vines. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "How to keep your holiday plants going past Christmas," 26 Dec. 2019 Blue/Purple Iris, scabiosa, lisianthus, larkspur, and sweet pea all glow like poetry in a vase with ranunculus and old roses. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Roses Are Dead, Violets Are Too: Here’s a Better Way to Bouquet," 12 Feb. 2020 Red / Pink Choose camellias, peony, ranunculus, and sweet peas for a gorgeous and sweet-smelling bouquet. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Roses Are Dead, Violets Are Too: Here’s a Better Way to Bouquet," 12 Feb. 2020 Instead, sweet peas should now be started indoors in February. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "This is the year to try starting your sweet peas in February," 30 Jan. 2020 Follow label instructions For fragrant flowers from the full-sun winter garden, grow stocks and sweet peas. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "How to keep your holiday plants going past Christmas," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sweet pea

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2020

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“Sweet pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20pea. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for sweet pea

sweet pea

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sweet pea

: a climbing plant with flowers that have a sweet smell

sweet pea

noun

Kids Definition of sweet pea

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

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