Definition of Heath pea
1. Noun. European herb bearing small tubers used for food and in Scotland to flavor whiskey.
Group relationships: Genus Lathyrus, Lathyrus
Generic synonyms: Vine
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Literary usage of Heath pea
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1. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"Bot. E. Bord. Pea, Crow. Empetrum nigrum, L.—Moray. Pea, Everlasting. See Everlasting Pea. Pea, Heath. See heath pea. Pea, Mice. Vicia Cracca, L.—Moray. ..."
2. English Compound Words and Phrases: A Reference List, with Statement of by Francis Horace Teall (1892)
"... heather=claw heather=grass heather=Untie heather=peeper heather=wool heath=fowl heath=grass heath=hen heath=honeysuckle heath=pea heath=peat heath=poult ..."
3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"The Chick Pea (qv) is a species of Cicer ; and the Wood or heath pea is Orobus tuberosas.—The pods of peas are often injured by the Pea-beetle ..."