blue pea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blue pea vine of tropical Asia having pinnate leaves and bright blue flowers with yellow centers
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Usage

In literature:

Paul passed along a fine row of sweet-peas, gathering a blossom here and there, all cream and pale blue.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
It was painted white with stripes of blue, gold and pea-green.
"Moran of the Lady Letty" by Frank Norris
The beads most in fashion are the red and the blue porcelain, about the size of small peas.
"In the Heart of Africa" by Samuel White Baker
The yellowish-white flowers are individually small, and succeeded by bright blue fruits, each as large as a pea.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Pea-vine and blue-joint hide a horse here in mid-August, and berry-vines show no touch of frost at mid-September.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
The country abounds in a fine light blue flowering perennial pea, which the people make use of as a relish.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
A person of very fair, delicate complexion, should always wear the most delicate of tints, such as light blue, mauve and pea-green.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
The berries are round, blue, about the size of peas, and are covered with bloom like the grape.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
A man dressed in a blue pea-jacket came forward and touched his gold-laced cap.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
White Sugar one teaspoonful, Blue Vitriol a piece as large as a common pea.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
You can't sit and look at that pea-green engine for thirty minutes; it is enough to give you a fit of the blues.
"Her Ladyship's Elephant" by David Dwight Wells
WIEGMANN, spontaneous crossing of blue and white peas, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Marsh-pea Blue, purple Moist places; New England.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
Delicate tints, such as strawberry, pea green, and peacock blue, look well through the water.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
He was dressed in blue velvet slashed trowsers, silver buttons thick as peas, embroidered shirt, with a glazed sombrero and silver band.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
Blue eyes, amiable disposition, fond of marrowfat peas and of getting up late.
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
Our first example is the Tailed Blue, known also as the Pea-pod Argus.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
With the wild-rye are mixed bunch-grass, blue-joint, and quantities of the wild-pea vine.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
The seed, which was about the size of a pea, was of the pure deep blue of the sapphire.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
There was profusion of sweet peas, double poppies, blue-bottles, stock gilly-flowers and roses.
"Mexico" by Susan Hale
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In poetry:

Sweet peas, and morning glories,
A bed of violets blue,
And marigolds, and asters,
In Annie's garden grew.
"Annie' Garden" by Eliza Lee Follen
Ah! there's the lily, marble pale,
The bonny broom, the cistus frail;
The rich sweet pea, the iris blue,
The larkspur with its peacock hue;
All these are fair, yet hold I will
That the Rose of May is fairer still.
"The Rose Of May" by Mary Botham Howitt

In news:

Lathyrus 'Flying The Flag' by Thompson & Morgan 'Flying The Flag' is a scented tricolor mixture of red, white and blue sweet peas.
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