Definition of partridge pea in US English:

partridge pea


  • A yellow-flowered leguminous plant with sensitive leaves.

    Cassia fasciculata, family Leguminosae

    • ‘Partridge pea tolerates a wide range of soil types, including many nutrient-deficient ones, but grows best on sandy-textured soils.’
    • ‘Partridge pea produces hard-coated seeds that may persist for extended periods.’
    • ‘Illinois bundle flower, butterfly milkweed, compass grass, and partridge peas nestle in another 20-acre plot.’
    • ‘The other species present included cattail, partridge pea and American germander.’
    • ‘Julie Etterson and Ruth Shaw of the University of Minnesota studied the potential evolution of partridge peas in Minnesota.’