Definition of grass pea in English:

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grass pea


A plant of the pea family which is cultivated as food for animals and humans, though excessive consumption can lead to lathyrism. Also called chickling pea.
  • Lathyrus sativus, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • In this context, the grass pea is a wild relative of pea that possesses several interesting agronomic traits that might be useful for P. sativum, especially in terms of disease resistance.
  • In India, grass pea is the cheapest pulse crop available.
  • Neurolathyrism is a spastic paraparesis that can be caused by excessive consumption of the drought-resistant grass pea (Lathyrus sativus).

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Syllabification: grass pea

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