butterfly pea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n butterfly pea large-flowered weakly twining or prostrate vine of New Jersey to tropical eastern North America, sometimes cultivated for its purple and white flowers
    • n butterfly pea large-flowered wild twining vine of southeastern and central United States having pale blue flowers
    • n butterfly pea vine of tropical Asia having pinnate leaves and bright blue flowers with yellow centers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Butterfly pea the American plant Clitoria Mariana, having showy blossoms.
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Usage

In literature:

And the buttercups are made out of old sunshine; and I think the sweet peas will be butterflies when they go to heaven.
"Anne Of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
There was every kind of gilt hanging-thing, from gilt pea-pods to butterflies on springs.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P. Hale
There was every kind of gilt hanging-thing, from gilt pea-pods to butterflies on springs.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
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