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Black pea   /blæk pi/   Listen
Black pea

Perennial of Europe and North Africa; foliage turns black in drying.  Synonym: Lathyrus niger.

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"Black pea" Quotes from Famous Books

... something that indicated a buried foundation, there in the black pea field, this young antiquarian had put men at work and was being rewarded by finding the ruins of some ancient house. Portions of two rooms had been disclosed and the stairway leading ...
— Virginia: The Old Dominion • Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins

... by the wall of the spiral staircase: he might be Grewgious of the shoes, white stockings, and short trousers, but he may be Tartar: he takes two steps at a stride. Beneath him a youngish man, in a low, soft, clerical hat and a black pea-coat, ascends, looking downwards and backwards. This is clearly Crisparkle. A Chinaman ...
— The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot • Andrew Lang

Words linked to "Black pea" :   Lathyrus, genus Lathyrus, vetchling

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