Definition of Sweet pea

1. Noun. Climbing garden plant having fragrant pastel-colored flowers.

Exact synonyms: Lathyrus Odoratus, Sweetpea
Group relationships: Genus Lathyrus, Lathyrus
Generic synonyms: Vine



Definition of Sweet pea

1. Noun. A flowering plant, ''Lathyrus odoratus'', grown for its bright colours and sweet fragrance. ¹

2. Noun. A colloquial term of endearment for something sweet or lovely; a child or a pet, for example. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Pea

sweet hereafter
sweet iron
sweet leaf
sweet lemon
sweet lime
sweet marjoram
sweet melon
sweet melon vine
sweet mother of Jesus
sweet nothings
sweet oil
sweet oils
sweet orange
sweet orange tree
sweet oranges
sweet pea (current term)
sweet peas
sweet pepper
sweet pepper plant
sweet pepperbush
sweet peppers
sweet pickle
sweet potato
sweet potato vine
sweet potatoes
sweet reseda
sweet rocket
sweet roll
sweet sand verbena
sweet scabious

Literary usage of Sweet pea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The hooded varieties appeared and gave a new interest to sweet pea improvement. ... At the time of 'the great bicentenary conference on the sweet pea held ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"It has been estimated that since 1900 the average annual crop of sweet-pea seed is about 100000 pounds, about one-fifth of which is produced by one company ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The sweet pea is a hardy annual herbaceous vine with rough, winged stems, tendril-bearing leaves composed of two leaflets borne on long stalks, and fragrant ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The improved sweet pea now takes on 4 blossoms to a stem to some extent, ... Gaiety sweet pea. been prepared in the fall, and the seed going in as soon as ..."

5. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1918)
"On any occasion the sweet pea is in place. A bouquet of shaded colors, ... This plant has been called the winter sweet pea, but the flowers are not fragrant ..."

6. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"On any occasion the sweet pea is in place. A bouquet of shaded color. ... This plant has been called the winter sweet pea, but the flowers are not fragrant. ..."

7. Mendelism by Reginald Crundall Punnett (1907)
"Further, the sweet pea is visited by the leaf-cutter bee, Megachile, which, unlike the honey bee, is able to depress the keel and gather pollen. ..."

8. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The hooded varieties appeared and gave a new interest to sweet pea improvement. ... At the time of 'the great bicentenary conference on the sweet pea held ..."

9. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"It has been estimated that since 1900 the average annual crop of sweet-pea seed is about 100000 pounds, about one-fifth of which is produced by one company ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The sweet pea is a hardy annual herbaceous vine with rough, winged stems, tendril-bearing leaves composed of two leaflets borne on long stalks, and fragrant ..."

11. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The improved sweet pea now takes on 4 blossoms to a stem to some extent, ... Gaiety sweet pea. been prepared in the fall, and the seed going in as soon as ..."

12. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1918)
"On any occasion the sweet pea is in place. A bouquet of shaded colors, ... This plant has been called the winter sweet pea, but the flowers are not fragrant ..."

13. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"On any occasion the sweet pea is in place. A bouquet of shaded color. ... This plant has been called the winter sweet pea, but the flowers are not fragrant. ..."

14. Mendelism by Reginald Crundall Punnett (1907)
"Further, the sweet pea is visited by the leaf-cutter bee, Megachile, which, unlike the honey bee, is able to depress the keel and gather pollen. ..."

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