shamrock pea

noun
trailing trifoliate Asiatic and African herb having cobalt blue flowers
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Parochetus, ↑genus Parochetus

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noun
: a trailing trifoliolate Asiatic and African herb (Parochetus communis) of the family Leguminosae having inconspicuous pale purple cleistogamous flowers

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  • shamrock-pea — /sham rok pee /, n. a trailing plant, Parochetus communis, of the legume family, native to Asia and east Africa, having shamrocklike leaves with a brown crescent at the base and pea shaped, pink and blue flowers. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • shamrock-pea — /sham rok pee /, n. a trailing plant, Parochetus communis, of the legume family, native to Asia and east Africa, having shamrocklike leaves with a brown crescent at the base and pea shaped, pink and blue flowers. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • shamrock — /sham rok/, n. any of several trifoliate plants, as the wood sorrel, Oxalis acetosella, or a small, pink flowered clover, Trifolium repens minus, but esp. Trifolium procumbens, a small, yellow flowered clover: the national emblem of Ireland.… …   Universalium

  • genus Parochetus — noun one species: shamrock pea • Syn: ↑Parochetus • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parochetus — noun one species: shamrock pea • Syn: ↑genus Parochetus • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parochetus — communis Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Natural history of Mount Kenya — A map showing the vegetation zones around Mount Kenya. Mount Kenya National Park Natural history …   Wikipedia

  • Parochetus communis — noun trailing trifoliate Asiatic and African herb having cobalt blue flowers • Syn: ↑shamrock pea • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Parochetus, ↑genus Parochetus …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue oxalis — noun : shamrock pea …   Useful english dictionary

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