asparagus pea



  • noun a plant (Lotus tetragonolobus) grown in southern Europe, the pods of which are edible


  • A leguminous plant from southern Europe, Lotus tetragonolobus or Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, with a flower rather like a small sweet pea with smooth brown seeds and grown extensively in Southeast Asia. The pods can be eaten like a mangetout when not longer than 6 cm and preferably 3 cm.