sweet pea

noun
a climbing plant, Lathyrus odoratus, of the legume family, having sweet-scented flowers.

Origin:
1725–35

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sweet pea
 
n
a climbing leguminous plant, Lathyrus odoratus, of S Europe, widely cultivated for its butterfly-shaped fragrant flowers of delicate pastel colours

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