pea

1
[ pee ]
/ pi /

noun, plural peas, (Archaic or British Dialect) pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/.

adjective

Origin of pea

1
1275–1325; Middle English; back formation from pease, taken as plural
Also called English pea, garden pea, green pea (for defs 1, 2).

OTHER WORDS FROM pea

pea·like, adjective

Definition for pea (2 of 2)

pea2
[ pee ]
/ pi /

noun Nautical.

Origin of pea

2
First recorded in 1825–35; perhaps short for peak1
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British Dictionary definitions for pea

pea
/ (piː) /

noun

an annual climbing leguminous plant, Pisum sativum, with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds: cultivated in temperate regions
  1. the seed of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
  2. (as modifier)pea soup
any of several other leguminous plants, such as the sweet pea, chickpea, and cowpea

Derived forms of pea

pealike, adjective

Word Origin for pea

C17: from pease (incorrectly assumed to be a plural)
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Idioms and Phrases with pea

pea

see like as two peas in a pod.

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