partridge pea definition

  • noun:
    • An annual plant (Cassia fasciculata) of east and main united states within the pea family members, having yellowish blossoms and sensitive and painful leaves with numerous leaflets.
    • a yellow-flowered leguminous natural herb (Cassia Chamæcrista), typical in sandy industries into the Eastern US.
    • See pea.
    • tropical US plant having leaflets notably sensitive to the touch; sometimes positioned in genus Cassia

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