lathyrus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of leguminous plants of this tribe Vicieæ, or vetch household, agreeing when you look at the structure of this blossoms with Pisum, the genuine pea, except that its design is certainly not grooved from the back. See Pisum.
    • genus of climbing natural herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; crazy pea

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