darling pea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n darling pea either of two Australian plants of the genus Swainsona that are poisonous to sheep
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Usage

In literature:

Sophie had been gathering Darling pea, and had a great sheaf in one hand.
"The Black Opal" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
Effects of Darling Pea (Swainsona Galegifolia) upon Sheep.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford
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In poetry:

And almond trees in bloom, and oleanders,
Or a wide purple sea,
Of plain-land gorgeous with a lovely poison,
The evil Darling pea.
"Colour" by Dorothea Mackellar
Chorus: It's ah! for, etc.
I take the Old Man Plain, criss-cross it all again,
Until my eyes the track no longer see;
My beer and brandy brain seeks balmy sleep in vain,
I feel as if I had the Darling Pea.
"Across the Western Plains I Must Wander" by Anonymous Oceania