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butterfly pea

noun
1.
any of several leguminous plants of the genus Clitoria, as C. mariana, of North America, having pale-blue flowers.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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Examples for butterfly pea
  • Some native legumes include butterfly pea, beggarweed, and lespedeza.

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