butterfly pea definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few flowers of this genera Centrosema and Clitoria inside pea household, having blue or lavender flowers and flat pods.
    • the United states plant Clitoria Mariana, having showy blossoms.
    • vine of tropical Asia having pinnate leaves and bright blue plants with yellow facilities
    • large-flowered weakly twining or prostrate vine of brand new Jersey to exotic east North America, sometimes developed for its purple and white flowers
    • large-flowered wild twining vine of southeastern and main united states of america having pale blue blossoms

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