bonavist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bonavist perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
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Usage

In literature:

Bonavist' Bay, says he, put in for rest: a seventy-tonner, put out on the favoring wind.
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
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