Definition of Bush pea

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Thermopsis having trifoliate leaves and yellow or purple racemose flowers.


Lexicographical Neighbors of Bush Pea

bush dogs
bush fire
bush frog
bush hammer
bush hammers
bush hibiscus
bush honeysuckle
bush jacket
bush kanaka
bush lawyer
bush league
bush leaguer
bush leagues
bush nasturtium
bush out
bush pea (current term)
bush pig
bush pilot
bush plane
bush planes
bush poppy
bush shrike
bush sickness
bush telegraph
bush telegraphs
bush tit
bush tucker
bush vetch
bush violet
bush week

Literary usage of Bush pea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. New American Farm Book by Richard Lamb Allen (1869)
"The small yellow are perhaps the best for poorer soils. There is a very prolific bush pea grown in Georgia, bearing pods six or seven ..."

2. A Manual of Scientific and Practical Agriculture: For the School and the Farm by John Lyle Campbell (1859)
"(7) " Small black and late pea." (8) " Green-eye white pea." (9) "The small green or bush pea" — sometimes called " Chickasaw" and " Oregon Pea. ..."

3. The Farm: A Pocket Manual of Practical Agriculture; Or, How to Cultivate All by Samuel Roberts Wells (1858)
"In some parts of the South a very prolific bush pea is cultivated and much esteemed for the table, both green and dry. Prepare the ground as for any other ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"The "false lupine" is Thermopsis rhombi- folia which is also called "yellow pea", and "bush pea". ..."

5. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"In sandy soil, on plains and hills, North Dakota to Nebraska. Kansas, Saskatchewan, Montana and Colorado. Yellow or bush-pea. June-July. 4. ..."

6. Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (1847)
"The green prolific is a late, low bush pea—the pod flat, and of a deep green, and can or could usually be had in the Boston market till October. ..."

7. Publications of the Folk-Lore Foundation by Vassar College Folk-lore Foundation (1922)
"... (a high bush pea introduced from Africa and very popular with the negroes) turn as hard as shot"; used as a threat to get rid of a troublesome person, ..."

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