darling pea


darling pea
noun
either of two Australian plants of the genus Swainsona that are poisonous to sheep
Syn: ↑poison bush
Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex
Member Holonyms: ↑Swainsona, ↑genus Swainsona

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized D
Etymology: from Darling river
: either of two Australian plants of the genus Swainsona (S. galegifolia and S. greyana) that have racemose flowers and are poisonous to sheep — called also poison bush

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Darling pea — /dalɪŋ ˈpi/ (say dahling pee) noun 1. any of a number of herbs of the genus Swainsona, especially S. galegifolia and S. greyana, with red purple flowers, widespread especially in inland areas of Australia and frequently the cause of stock… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hairy darling pea — noun shrubby perennial of southern Australia having downy or woolly stems and undersides of leaves and racemes of red to pink flowers • Syn: ↑Swainsona greyana, ↑Swainsona grandiflora • Hypernyms: ↑darling pea, ↑poison bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • smooth darling pea — noun erect or trailing perennial of eastern Australia having axillary racemes of blue to purple or red flowers • Syn: ↑Swainsona galegifolia • Hypernyms: ↑darling pea, ↑poison bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • Get the darling pea — act strange, insane …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Have the darling pea — to behave strangely, insane (it s a plant that causes some strange behavior mainly in animals that eat it) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • get the darling pea — Australian Slang act strange, insane …   English dialects glossary

  • have the darling pea — Australian Slang to behave strangely, insane (it s a plant that causes some strange behavior mainly in animals that eat it) …   English dialects glossary

  • pea eater — /ˈpi itə/ (say pee eetuh) noun Colloquial a foolish person. {with reference to cattle who have eaten the Darling pea and gone mad} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pea-struck — /ˈpi strʌk/ (say pee struk) adjective (of livestock) suffering from a disease induced by eating poisonous species of Swainsona, including the Darling pea …   Australian English dictionary

  • poison pea — noun any of various Australian evergreen shrubs of the genus Gastrolobium having whorled compound leaves poisonous to livestock and showy yellow to deep reddish orange flowers followed by two seeded pods • Syn: ↑poison bush, ↑gastrolobium •… …   Useful english dictionary


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