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Heath pea
Heath Heath, n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant heath, AS. h??; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel. hei?r waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. haipi field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr. ksh?tra field. [root]20.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A low shrub (Erica, or Calluna, vulgaris), with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms, thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It is also called heather, and ling. (b) Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which several are European, and many more are South African, some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather. 2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage. Their stately growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath. --Milton Heath cock (Zo["o]l.), the blackcock. See Heath grouse (below). Heath grass (Bot.), a kind of perennial grass, of the genus Triodia (T. decumbens), growing on dry heaths. Heath grouse, or Heath game (Zo["o]l.), a European grouse (Tetrao tetrix), which inhabits heats; -- called also black game, black grouse, heath poult, heath fowl, moor fowl. The male is called, heath cock, and blackcock; the female, heath hen, and gray hen. Heath hen. (Zo["o]l.) See Heath grouse (above). Heath pea (bot.), a species of bitter vetch (Lathyris macrorhizus), the tubers of which are eaten, and in Scotland are used to flavor whisky. Heath throstle (Zo["o]l.), a European thrush which frequents heaths; the ring ouzel.

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- place a pea beneath twenty mattresses”. Unfortunately, his search to discover the mystery of peas always ends in vain. Meanwhile, King Heath admits that...
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- Pultenaea daphnoides (large-leaf bush-pea) is a shrub which is endemic to Australia. It is a member of the genus Pultenaea and the family Fabaceae. The...
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- book, wrongly suggesting that the pea****'s plumage was camouflage. Common Pea Fowl, John Gould, c.1880 Brooklyn Museum. Syrian Bowl with Pea**** Motif...
- Fabaceae-Faboideae that are native to Australia. They are known commonly as bush peas. The genus is found in south west Western Australia and the eastern states...
- the Dainty Wedge-pea, is a weakly formed shrub of the pea family which is endemic to south eastern Australia. The habitat is heath on sandstone soils...
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