Definition of Pea family
1. Noun. A large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Member holonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant, Arachis, Genus Arachis, Brya, Genus Brya, Centrolobium, Genus Centrolobium, Coumarouna, Dipteryx, Genus Coumarouna, Genus Dipteryx, Genus Hymenaea, Hymenaea, Genus Melilotus, Genus Swainsona, Swainsona, Genus Trifolium, Trifolium, Family Mimosaceae, Mimosaceae, Mimosoideae, Subfamily Mimosoideae, Genus Physostigma, Physostigma, Caesalpiniaceae, Family Caesalpiniaceae, Caesalpinioideae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae, Locust, Locust Tree, Genus Tamarindus, Tamarindus, Family Papilionacea, Papilionaceae, Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae, Wild Pea, Bean, Bean Plant
Group relationships: Order Rosales, Rosales
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pea Family
Literary usage of Pea family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"pea family. Herbs, shrubs, vines or trees, with alternate mostly compound stipulate leaves, and irregular (papilionaceous) perfect or sometimes ..."
2. Forestry in Minnesota by Samuel Bowdlear Green, Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota (1902)
"pea family. Distinguished by the butterfly-shaped (occasionally regular) corolla, usually accompanied by ten monadelphous or ..."
3. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"pea family. Herbs, shrubs, or trees. Leaves alternate, stipulate, compound or rarely simple. Flowers perfect, somewhat perigynous (frequently more on one ..."
4. Forest Flora of Japan: Notes on the Forest Flora of Japan by Charles Sprague Sargent (1894)
"... THE SUMACHS AND THE pea family. IN eastern North America the small family of the Sabiaceae has no representative, although Meliosma, which is mostly a ..."