pride of california

pride-of-California

[prahyd-uhv-kal-uh-fawr-nyuh, -nee-uh]
noun
a shrubby plant, Lathyrus splendens, of the legume family, native to southern California, having showy clusters of pale rose-pink, violet, or magenta flowers and large, smooth, beaked pods.

Origin:
1890–95

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pride of california

noun
shrubby California perennial having large pink or violet flowers; cultivated as an ornamental 
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