Definition of partridge pea in English:

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partridge pea


1A field pea of a variety with speckled seeds.
2US A yellow-flowered plant of the pea family with sensitive leaves.
  • Cassia fasciculata, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • The other species present included cattail, partridge pea and American germander.
  • Illinois bundle flower, butterfly milkweed, compass grass, and partridge peas nestle in another 20-acre plot.
  • Julie Etterson and Ruth Shaw of the University of Minnesota studied the potential evolution of partridge peas in Minnesota.
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