beach pea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beach pea wild pea of seashores of north temperate zone having tough roots and purple flowers and useful as a sand binder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beach pea (Bot) a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus.
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Usage

In literature:

Next, set thickly in a mass representing a stout bush, comes the fleshy beach pea with rosy purple flowers.
"The Garden, You, and I" by Mabel Osgood Wright
Beach-pea and sweet marsh lavender tint the sand, and stunted fringed orchids gleam in the coarse grass farther inland.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
A few strokes more and the pea-pod grounded on the beach.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Beach-pea Purple, large Sea-coast; New Jersey.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
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In news:

We shoot harpoons at 100 feet per second into 55-gallon drums filled with beach sand, rock salt and pea gravel.
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