from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
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- noun any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea-like red flowers in drooping racemes
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The clianthus pea and the vetch pea they ate ravenously, and when they can get those they require very little water.