beach pea definition

  • noun:
    • Any of certain perennial herbs of genus Lathyrus in the pea family members, particularly L. japonicus, native to shores into the Northern Hemisphere, having pinnately mixture leaves and purplish plants.
    • a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus.
    • crazy pea of seashores of north temperate area having difficult origins and purple blossoms and of use as a sand binder

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