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Heart-Peas

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Heart-Peas. n.s. A plant.

The characteristics are: it hath a trailing stalk, emitting claspers, whereby it fastens itself to whatever plant stands near it: the flower-cup consists of three leaves, the flower of eight leaves, and are of an anomalous figure: the ovary becomes a fruit like a bladder, divided into three cells, in which are contained round seeds in form of peas, of a black colour, having the figure of an heart of a white colour upon each. Miller.

Sources: Miller, Philip (58)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Heart-Peas." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 19, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7792.


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