Definition of Lathyrus
1. Noun. Genus of climbing herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; wild pea.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Vetchling, Everlasting Pea, Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea, Lathyrus Latifolius, Perennial Pea, Beach Pea, Lathyrus Japonicus, Lathyrus Maritimus, Sea Pea, Black Pea, Lathyrus Niger, Grass Vetch, Grass Vetchling, Lathyrus Nissolia, Lathyrus Odoratus, Sweet Pea, Sweetpea, Lathyrus Palustris, Marsh Pea, Common Vetchling, Lathyrus Pratensis, Meadow Pea, Yellow Vetchling, Grass Pea, Indian Pea, Khesari, Lathyrus Sativus, Lathyrus Splendens, Pride Of California, Flat Pea, Lathyrus Sylvestris, Narrow-leaved Everlasting Pea, Lalthyrus Tingitanus, Tangier Pea, Tangier Peavine, Earth-nut Pea, Earthnut Pea, Heath Pea, Lathyrus Tuberosus, Tuberous Vetch, Lathyrus Vernus, Spring Vetch, Spring Vetchling
Definition of Lathyrus
1. any plant of the lathyrus genus [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Lathyrus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of Greek Coins: The Ptolemies, Kings of Egypt by British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals, Reginald Stuart Poole (1883)
"It is quite certain that lathyrus was in full possession of Cyprus BC 105, in his 12th or 13th year, the 9th or 10th of Alexander (Jos. AJ xiii. 12. 2). ..."
2. Bibliotheca Classica: Or, A Dictionary of All the Principal Names and Terms by John Lemprière, John David Ogilby (1839)
"38, med lathyrus, from an excrescence like a pea on the nose, ... lathyrus, banished from Egypt, became king of Cyprus, and soon after he appeared at the ..."
3. Poisons: their effects and detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1895)
"The company bought some Indian peas; these peas were found afterwards to consist mainly of the seeds of lathyrus sativus, for out of 335 peas no fewer than ..."
4. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"The two others were legitimate, and the children of his niece Cleopatra, whom he married after having repudiated her mother. The eldest was called lathyrus, ..."
5. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin, Robert Lynam (1839)
"VII Belene, sister of lathyrus, conceives hopes of the crown of Egypt; she sends two of her sons to Rome for that purpose. The eldest, called Antiochus, ..."