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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leguminous plants, of two species, found in Australasia and New Zealand, and cultivated as hothouse-and garden-plants, generally under the name of glory-pea. They are shrubs, with large handsome flowers in racemes. The C. puniceus is a very elegant plant with crimson flowers, attaining a height of 8 or 10 feet. It is a native of New Zealand, where it is called
parrot's-bill, from the form of the keeled petal.
- n. any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea-like red flowers in drooping racemes
“The clianthus pea and the vetch pea they ate ravenously, and when they can get those they require very little water.”
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