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 for Sweet pea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pea \Pea\, n.; pl. Peas (p[=e]z) or Pease (p[=e]z). [OE.
     pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum;
     cf. Gr. pi`sos, pi`son. The final s was misunderstood in
     English as a plural ending. Cf. Pease.]
     1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus Pisum, of
        many varieties, much cultivated for food. It has a
        papilionaceous flower, and the pericarp is a legume,
        popularly called a pod.
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     Note: When a definite number, more than one, is spoken of,
           the plural form peas is used; as, the pod contained
           nine peas; but, in a collective sense, the form pease
           is preferred; as, a bushel of pease; they had pease at
           dinner. This distinction is not always preserved, the
           form peas being used in both senses.
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     2. A name given, especially in the Southern States, to the
        seed of several leguminous plants (species of Dolichos,
        Cicer, Abrus, etc.) esp. those having a scar (hilum)
        of a different color from the rest of the seed.
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     Note: The name pea is given to many leguminous plants more or
           less closely related to the common pea. See the
           Phrases, below.
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     Beach pea (Bot.), a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus.
        
  
     Black-eyed pea, a West Indian name for Dolichos
        sph[ae]rospermus and its seed.
  
     Butterfly pea, the American plant Clitoria Mariana,
        having showy blossoms.
  
     Chick pea. See Chick-pea.
  
     Egyptian pea. Same as Chick-pea.
  
     Everlasting pea. See under Everlasting.
  
     Glory pea. See under Glory, n.
  
     Hoary pea, any plant of the genus Tephrosia; goat's rue.
        
  
     Issue pea, Orris pea. (Med.) See under Issue, and
        Orris.
  
     Milk pea. (Bot.) See under Milk.
  
     Pea berry, a kind of a coffee bean or grain which grows
        single, and is round or pea-shaped; often used
        adjectively; as, pea-berry coffee.
  
     Pea bug. (Zool.) Same as Pea weevil.
  
     Pea coal, a size of coal smaller than nut coal.
  
     Pea crab (Zool.), any small crab of the genus
        Pinnotheres, living as a commensal in bivalves; esp.,
        the European species ({Pinnotheres pisum) which lives in
        the common mussel and the cockle.
  
     Pea dove (Zool.), the American ground dove.
  
     Pea-flower+tribe+(Bot.),+a+suborder+({Papilionace[ae]">Pea-flower tribe (Bot.), a suborder ({Papilionace[ae]) of
        leguminous plants having blossoms essentially like that of
        the pea. --G. Bentham.
  
     Pea maggot (Zool.), the larva of a European moth ({Tortrix
        pisi), which is very destructive to peas.
  
     Pea ore (Min.), argillaceous oxide of iron, occurring in
        round grains of a size of a pea; pisolitic ore.
  
     Pea starch, the starch or flour of the common pea, which is
        sometimes used in adulterating wheat flour, pepper, etc.
        
  
     Pea tree (Bot.), the name of several leguminous shrubs of
        the genus Caragana, natives of Siberia and China.
  
     Pea vine. (Bot.)
        (a) Any plant which bears peas.
        (b) A kind of vetch or tare, common in the United States
            ({Lathyrus Americana, and other similar species).
  
     Pea+weevil+(Zool.),+a+small+weevil+({Bruchus+pisi">Pea weevil (Zool.), a small weevil ({Bruchus pisi) which
        destroys peas by eating out the interior.
  
     Pigeon pea. (Bot.) See Pigeon pea.
  
     Sweet pea (Bot.), the annual plant Lathyrus odoratus;
        also, its many-colored, sweet-scented blossoms.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sweet \Sweet\, a. [Compar. Sweeter; superl. Sweetest.] [OE.
     swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te,
     OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s["u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. saetr,
     soetr, Sw. s["o]t, Dan. s["o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for
     suadvis, Gr. ?, Skr. sv[=a]du sweet, svad, sv[=a]d, to
     sweeten. [root]175. Cf. Assuage, Suave, Suasion.]
     1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar;
        saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet
        beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
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     2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a
        sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
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              The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the
        sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet
        voice; a sweet singer.
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              To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. --Hawthorne.
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     4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair;
        as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
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              Sweet interchange
              Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. --Bacon.
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     6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically:
        (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
        (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as,
            sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
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     7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable;
        winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
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              Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
                                                    --Job xxxviii.
                                                    31.
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              Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one
              established rule of Christian working. --M. Arnold.
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     Note: Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining
           compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured,
           sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc.
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     Sweet alyssum. (Bot.) See Alyssum.
  
     Sweet apple. (Bot.)
        (a) Any apple of sweet flavor.
        (b) See Sweet-sop.
  
     Sweet bay. (Bot.)
        (a) The laurel ({Laurus nobilis).
        (b) Swamp sassafras.
  
     Sweet calabash (Bot.), a plant of the genus Passiflora
        ({Passiflora maliformis) growing in the West Indies, and
        producing a roundish, edible fruit, the size of an apple.
        
  
     Sweet cicely. (Bot.)
        (a) Either of the North American plants of the
            umbelliferous genus Osmorrhiza having aromatic roots
            and seeds, and white flowers. --Gray.
        Myrrhis+({Myrrhis+odorata">(b) A plant of the genus Myrrhis ({Myrrhis odorata)
            growing in England.
  
     Sweet calamus, or Sweet cane. (Bot.) Same as Sweet
        flag, below.
  
     Sweet+Cistus+(Bot.),+an+evergreen+shrub+({Cistus+Ladanum">Sweet Cistus (Bot.), an evergreen shrub ({Cistus Ladanum)
        from which the gum ladanum is obtained.
  
     Sweet clover. (Bot.) See Melilot.
  
     Sweet coltsfoot (Bot.), a kind of butterbur ({Petasites
        sagittata) found in Western North America.
  
     Sweet corn (Bot.), a variety of the maize of a sweet taste.
        See the Note under Corn.
  
     Sweet fern (Bot.), a small North American shrub ({Comptonia
        asplenifolia syn. Myrica asplenifolia) having
        sweet-scented or aromatic leaves resembling fern leaves.
        
  
     Sweet+flag+(Bot.),+an+endogenous+plant+({Acorus+Calamus">Sweet flag (Bot.), an endogenous plant ({Acorus Calamus)
        having long flaglike leaves and a rootstock of a pungent
        aromatic taste. It is found in wet places in Europe and
        America. See Calamus, 2.
  
     Sweet+gale+(Bot.),+a+shrub+({Myrica+Gale">Sweet gale (Bot.), a shrub ({Myrica Gale) having bitter
        fragrant leaves; -- also called sweet willow, and Dutch
        myrtle. See 5th Gale.
  
     Sweet grass (Bot.), holy, or Seneca, grass.
  
     Sweet gum (Bot.), an American tree ({Liquidambar
        styraciflua). See Liquidambar.
  
     Sweet herbs, fragrant herbs cultivated for culinary
        purposes.
  
     Sweet John (Bot.), a variety of the sweet William.
  
     Sweet leaf (Bot.), horse sugar. See under Horse.
  
     Sweet marjoram. (Bot.) See Marjoram.
  
     Sweet marten (Zool.), the pine marten.
  
     Sweet maudlin (Bot.), a composite plant ({Achillea
        Ageratum) allied to milfoil.
  
     Sweet oil, olive oil.
  
     Sweet pea. (Bot.) See under Pea.
  
     Sweet potato. (Bot.) See under Potato.
  
     Sweet rush (Bot.), sweet flag.
  
     Sweet spirits of niter (Med. Chem.) See Spirit of nitrous
        ether, under Spirit.
  
     Sweet sultan (Bot.), an annual composite plant ({Centaurea
        moschata), also, the yellow-flowered ({Centaurea
        odorata); -- called also sultan flower.
  
     Sweet tooth, an especial fondness for sweet things or for
        sweetmeats. [Colloq.]
  
     Sweet William.
        (a) (Bot.) A species of pink ({Dianthus barbatus) of many
            varieties.
        (b) (Zool.) The willow warbler.
        (c) (Zool.) The European goldfinch; -- called also sweet
            Billy. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Sweet willow (Bot.), sweet gale.
  
     Sweet wine. See Dry wine, under Dry.
  
     To be sweet on, to have a particular fondness for, or
        special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.
        [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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     Syn: Sugary; saccharine; dulcet; luscious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sweet pea
      n 1: climbing garden plant having fragrant pastel-colored
           flowers [syn: sweet pea, sweetpea, Lathyrus odoratus]

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