glory pea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glory pea any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea-like red flowers in drooping racemes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glory pea See under Glory n.
    • Glory pea (Bot) the name of two leguminous plants (Clianthus Dampieri and C. puniceus) of Australia and New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers.
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Usage

In literature:

What have the Bean and Pea that the Morning-Glory has not?
"Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf" by Jane H. Newell
Observe particularly the sweet-pea and morning-glory.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Sweet-peas were in bloom and morning-glories climbed up the side of the house.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Nasturtiums, sweet peas and morning-glories were dexterously trained to hide the ugliness of the bare brown fence.
"Miss Theodora" by Helen Leah Reed
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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