Entry from British & World English dictionary
A pea plant which has edible cylindrical pods with four longitudinal wavy flanges.
- Tetragonolobus (or Lotus) purpurea, family Leguminosae
- 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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