sweet pea

Definitions

  • Sweet Peas
    Sweet Peas
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sweet pea climbing garden plant having fragrant pastel-colored flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 700 species of plants that grow in the United States that have been identified as dangerous if eaten. Among them are some that are commonly favored by gardeners: buttercups, daffodils, lily of the valley, sweet peas, oleander, azalea, bleeding heart, delphinium, and rhododendron.
    • Sweet pea (Bot) See under Pea.
    • Sweet pea (Bot) the annual plant Lathyrus odoratus; also, its many-colored, sweet-scented blossoms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sweet pea a climbing annual with large and fragrant flowers
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. pese, pl. pesen and peses—A.S. pisa, pl. pisan—L. pisum, Gr. pison.

Usage

In literature:

Sweet-peas would do very well.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Ellen had a flower-garden behind the house, and a row of sweet-peas which was her pride.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Of flowers, sweet peas, pansies and early lilies were fine, although growing things were late.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
She grows hollyhocks beside the house, and sweet peas on her wire fence.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
From this pattern many different blossoms may be made, varying it slightly, such as rosebuds, sweet peas, and apple blossoms.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
You're the lady who used to have the American sweet peas and the Dorothy Perkins.
"With Those Who Wait" by Frances Wilson Huard
The sweet pea is one of the most popular flowers grown in this way.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
For seeds as large as sweet peas, it should be half an inch deep.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
They were a mosaic of glowing colour, yet the crowning triumph was the poppies and sweet peas.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Later came sweet peas, and the roses followed, hiding with their beauty the weather-beaten boards.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
Certain fruits and flowers, such as roses, sweet-peas, pineapples, and grape-fruit.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
All white sweet peas breed true to whiteness.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
Into his view danced Virginia, swinging a wide brimmed hat by its streamers and singing gaily as she made for a bed of sweet peas.
"The Triumph of Virginia Dale" by John Francis, Jr.
Sweet pea seed is benefited by soaking if not put into the ground until the soil is warm.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
But we must come to the humble sweet peas next week, or something of its class.
"The Oyster" by A Peer
The breath of the sweet peas which she was distributing suddenly sweetened the cool air of the room.
"The Main Chance" by Meredith Nicholson
And I myself am not a little proud of my own sweet-peas.
"Scarlett of the Mounted" by Marguerite Merington
The largest columbines ever found grow here; and sweet peas in all conceivable shades of coloring.
"Girl Scouts in the Rockies" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Your room ought to be called 'Sweet Peas,' since it belongs to a princess and a poetess.
"The Little Colonel at Boarding-School" by Annie Fellows Johnston
How quietly by the aid of these eager arms the sweet-pea climbs to the top of its brush!
"Eye Spy" by William Hamilton Gibson
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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
Thus, meditation on Sweet Peas
Impels the ardent thought,
Would maidens all were more like these,
With modesty--that true heartsease--
Tying the lover's knot.
"Sweet Peas" by Hattie Howard
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:

Following are seven tips for growing sweet pea s.
Sweet Pea – Sun Babies.
Sweet Pea and Cali need homes.
Sweet Pea is a sweet, gentle cat, about 2 years old.
Guilt-Free Party Food: Sweet Pea and Ginger Dip.
Gather and Sweet Pea 's.
Sweetest Sweet Pea Click to enlarge.
The Chalked Sidewalks Don't Lie, It's Sweet Pea Week In Bozeman.
This year's Sweet Pea Festival officially kicks off late Friday afternoon in Lindley Park but the buzz has already made its way to the sidewalks downtown.
Chihuahuas Lillybell and Sweet Pea wait before being blessed at the annual Blessing of the Animals in Los Angeles.
The downtown area was buzzing with people for a second evening in a row last night and the activity should continue right through the weekend with the Sweet Pea Festival.
Bozeman has all sorts of oddities but what's better than waiting around for the Sweet Pea Parade only to notice that Bozeman has it's own skateboarding Bulldog.
The first weekend in August swarms with people for the Sweet Pea Festival, including it's parade.
Sweet Pea can be a little shy when first meeting new people because shelter life is so new to him.
That's because peas , like sweet corn, are at their sugary peak the moment you pick them.
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