Beach pea



either of two plants of the legume family, Lathyrus japonicus, of seashores of the North Temperate Zone, or L. littoralis, of the temperate western coast of North America, both having oblong leaves and clusters of pealike flowers.
Historical Examples

He liked the beach pea, (Lathyrus maritimus,) cooked green, as well as the cultivated.
Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864 Various

The first man for four days lay coiled up in the pod of the beach pea.
Myths and Legends of Alaska Various

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