wild pea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild pea any of various plants of the family Leguminosae that usually grow like vines
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Usage

In literature:

The adis, an excellent pea, and the Lycoperdon, or wild potato, grow in the neighborhood of Aleppo.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon" by George Rawlinson
Such as wild purslain, pea-tops, a kind of scurvy-grass, cresses, and some others.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
Mrs. Marsh, that keeps our boarding house, has a garden where it grows wild in among the peas.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
Beans, potatoes, egg plant, rye, peas, beets and cow peas grew in the bottom as only noxious weeds and wild crops grow.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
It was in a beautiful spot, surrounded by the wild rose, blue peas, and campanellas.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Wild peas, beans, stringy-rooted carrots, ruta-bagas, and turnips grew on the hillsides.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Study, comparatively, the flowers of the field-pea, bean, or wild vetch.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
We had good food then, plenty peas, cornbread, and wild game.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
At times they lived on a daily ration of two handfuls of wild peas and a little water.
"The Spanish Pioneers" by Charles F. Lummis
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 wild grasses and pea vine supply ample feed for stock; water is plentiful and easily secured.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
Clambering over our wild shrubs, this wonderful pea gives them the appearance of being loaded with a magnificence of bloom quite unwonted.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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In news:

I'D been in Guadeloupe only 48 hours and already I had attended a birthday party where I ate curried goat with wild peas (pois des bois, greatly prized) and drank the local rum punch.
Poached Salmon with Wild Mushrooms and Peas.
Besides this Sweet Corn Puree, also try her Wild Mushroom Bisque, Butternut Squash Bisque or Green Pea Puree.
233 Clayton St Denver, CO. Casual fine dining with choices such as pan-seared diver scallops with root vegetables, wild mushroom hash, pea shoots, and vanilla-poached foie gras.
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In science:

Pea (2002). A walk on the WILD side: How wireless handhelds may change CSCL. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
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