sham rock peas

shamrock-pea

[sham-rok-pee]
noun
a trailing plant, Parochetus communis, of the legume family, native to Asia and east Africa, having shamrocklike leaves with a brown crescent at the base and pea-shaped, pink and blue flowers.

Origin:
1880–85

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