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asparagus pea

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Definition of asparagus pea in English:

noun

A pea plant which has edible cylindrical pods with four longitudinal wavy flanges.
  • Tetragonolobus (or Lotus) purpurea, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • Also known as asparagus pea or goa bean, the winged bean is a native of Papua New Guinea, and is fairly common on Southeast Asian and British tables.
  • Cover and cook for one minute, then uncover and add the asparagus peas or mangetouts.
  • They can solve the problem of early frost by cultivating asparagus peas in containers and moving them inside to a greenhouse or sunny bay window to complete maturation.

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