Definition of Lathyrus

1. Noun. Genus of climbing herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; wild pea.

Definition of Lathyrus

1. any plant of the lathyrus genus [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lathyrus

Latarget's nerve
Latarget's vein
Late Egyptian
Late Greek
Late Latin
Late Middle Ages
Late antiquity
Lateran Council
Lateran Palace
Lateran Treaty
Lathyrus hirsutus
Lathyrus japonicus
Lathyrus latifolius
Lathyrus maritimus
Lathyrus niger
Lathyrus nissolia
Lathyrus odoratus
Lathyrus palustris
Lathyrus pratensis
Lathyrus sativus
Lathyrus splendens
Lathyrus sylvestris
Lathyrus tuberosus
Lathyrus vernus

Literary usage of Lathyrus

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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, ..."

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