Definition of Partridge pea
1. Noun. Tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touch; sometimes placed in genus Cassia.
Group relationships: Chamaecrista, Genus Chamaecrista
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Literary usage of Partridge pea
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1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1905)
"Brown University, Providence, R. I, THE partridge pea. BY WILLARD N. CLUTE. ... Beauty, however, is not the partridge pea's only claim to attention. ..."
2. Peas and Pea Culture by Glenn Cyrus Sevey (1911)
"partridge pea (Cassia ... The cowpea for the South is so much superior for green manuring that the partridge pea is being used only occasionally. ..."
3. A Guide to the Wild Flowers by Alice Lounsberry (1899)
"When looking at the illustration it would appear as though the wild senna and the partridge pea had, to amuse themselves, played at exchanging their leaves, ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"partridge pea, Sensitive pea, Magothy Bay bean (Cassia ... The practice was to plant the partridge pea with oats in spring, using about one pint of the seed ..."
5. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"... shorn surfaces with salt for tie discouragement of new growth. For small areas, newly infested, hand-pulling is a paying process. partridge pea Cassia ..."