asparagus pea

Definitions

Agriculture

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

Food

  • 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.
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