pea

  • 1 Pea — Pea, n.; pl. {Peas}or {Pease}. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. 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… …

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  • 2 PEA — or some variant therein can refer to: Pea plant Pea (song), on the Red Hot Chili Peppers album One Hot Minute Pea galaxy or Green Pea , type of galaxy that appears green Pea River, Alabama, USA PEA can be an abbreviation for: In biochemistry… …

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  • 3 PEA — ist die Abkürzung für: Phenylethylamin, als beta Phenylethylamin einer der Hauptwirkstoffe von Schokolade N Palmitoylethanolamin, ein Endocannabinoid mit antioxidativer Wirkung pulslose elektrische Aktivität, einem Synonym für elektromechanische… …

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  • 4 pea — [pē] n. pl. peas [back form. < ME pese, pees, a pea, taken as pl. < OE pise < LL pisa < L, pl. of pisum, a pea < Gr pison, a pea] 1. an annual, tendril climbing plant (Pisum sativum) of the pea family, with white or pinkish flowers …

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  • 5 pea — 17c., false singular from M.E. pease (pl. pesen), which was both single and collective (e.g. wheat, corn) but was mistaken for a plural, from O.E. pise (W.Saxon), piose (Mercian) pea, from L.L. pisa, variant of L. pisum pea, from Gk. pison,… …

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  • 6 pea — [ pi ] noun count * a very small round green vegetable that grows in a long narrow POD a. a climbing plant whose seeds are peas like two peas in a pod INFORMAL used for saying that two people look, behave, or think exactly the same => SPLIT… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 Pea — Pea, n. [OF. peis. See {Poise}.] The sliding weight on a steelyard. [Written also {pee}.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Pea — Pea, n. (Naut.) See {Peak}, n., 3. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 pea — [pi:] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: pease pea (11 19 centuries) (mistaken as plural), from Latin pisa, plural of pisum, from Greek pison] 1.) a round green seed that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable, or the plant on which these seeds grow ▪ roast …

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  • 10 pea — ► NOUN 1) a spherical green seed eaten as a vegetable. 2) the climbing leguminous plant which has pods containing peas. ORIGIN from PEASE(Cf. ↑pease), which was interpreted as being plural but in fact meant «pea» in Old English; from Greek pison …

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  • 11 Pea — Pea, bei den Birmanen, so v.w. Tempel …

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  • 12 Pea — Pea,   Enrico, italienischer Schriftsteller, * Seravezza (Provinz Lucca) 29. 10. 1881, ✝ Forte dei Marmi 11. 8. 1958; wanderte fünfzehnjährig nach Alexandria (Ägypten) aus, kehrte 1914 nach Italien zurück. Sein erzählerisches Werk ist durch… …

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  • 13 Pèa — pèa, pèade nf montée Midi …

    Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • 14 pea — (De peer). f. vulg. Embriaguez, borrachera …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 15 pea|vy — «PEE vee», noun, plural vies. = peavey. (Cf. ↑peavey) …

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  • 16 Pea — Taxobox name = Pea image width = 240px image caption = Peas are contained within a pod regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta unranked classis = eudicots ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Vicieae genus = Pisum… …

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  • 17 pea — cam·pea·chy; clu·pea; cow·pea; cy·dip·pea; ep·o·pea; ho·pea; pap·pea; pea; pea·ber·ry; pea·body; pea·cock·ery; pea·cock·ish; pea·cocky; pea·goose; pea·sey; pea·vey; stan·ho·pea; te·lo·pea; pea·cock; pea·nut; pea·cock·ish·ly; pea·cock·ish·ness;… …

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  • 18 pea — pea1 pealike, adj. /pee/, n., pl. peas, (Archaic or Brit. Dial.) pease; adj. n. 1. the round, edible seed of a widely cultivated plant, Pisum sativum, of the legume family. 2. the plant itself. 3. the green, somewhat inflated pod of this plant. 4 …

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  • 19 pea — noun (plural peas; also pease) Usage: often attributive Etymology: back formation from Middle English pease (taken as a plural), from Old English pise, from Latin pisa, plural of pisum, from Greek pison Date: 1611 1. a. a variable annual Eurasian …

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  • 20 pea — n. 1 a a hardy climbing plant, Pisum sativum, with seeds growing in pods and used for food. b its seed. 2 any of several similar plants (sweet pea; chick pea). Phrases and idioms: pea brain colloq. a stupid or dim witted person. pea green bright… …

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