from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of certain perennial herbs of the genus Lathyrus in the pea family, especially L. japonicus, native to shores in the Northern Hemisphere, having pinnately compound leaves and purplish flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wild pea of seashores of north temperate zone having tough roots and purple flowers and useful as a sand binder


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