winged pea


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n winged pea sprawling European annual having a 4-winged edible pod
    • n winged pea a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics
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In literature:

Seeds as large as peas and destitute of wings.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar

In poetry:

There tremble on the slender stem
The barley's rich and bending heads;
And here the pea, in winged bloom,
Along the air its fragrance sheds.
"Memory" by Louisa Stuart Costello
You can't see fairies unless you're good.
That's what Nurse said to me.
They live in the smoke of the chimney,
Or down in the roots of tree;
They brush their wings on a tulip,
Or hide behind a pea.
"Fairies" by Marchette Gaylord Chute

In news:

Pterosaurs , the winged reptiles that ruled the skies during the era of the dinosaurs, may not have been the pea-brains that scientists thought.