noun, plural peas, (Archaic or British Dialect) pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/.
Origin of pea1
Definition for pea (2 of 2)
Origin of pea2
Examples from the Web for pea
“This poor guy has a pea coat on,” he says, pointing to a well-dressed youngster in the front row.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?|David Freedlander|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Pea Tear Griffon” is singing what goes up must come down while reading Nathaniel Hawthorne.Most Creative ‘Net Neutrality’ Comments on the FCC Website|Abby Haglage|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Extra protein, like pea protein for instance, or all organic and non-genetically modified ingredients are an added bonus.
“Protein enhancers such as whey, whole soybeans and pea protein are good, too,” Begun says.
Surely this baby will eat the same fresh chicken and pea mush as his father, complete with a diamond-encrusted spoon.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child?|Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mamma is like the princess who felt the pea through all the dozens of mattresses, isnt she?The Dull Miss Archinard|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He went on his way and threw out a pea every morning for weeks and weeks.The Women of the Arabs|Henry Harris Jessup
Fruit in size from pea to peach, a rounded drupe with one stony-coated seed.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
They were not very large—each bead perhaps about the size of a pea—of a large pea, that is to say.Rosy|Mrs. Molesworth
If your friends want some pea shooters, I have connections now for any quantity and at the right price.Secret Armies|John L. Spivak
British Dictionary definitions for pea
- the seed of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
- (as modifier)pea soup
Word Origin for pea
Word Origin and History for pea
early or mid-17c., false singular from Middle English pease (plural pesen), which was both single and collective (e.g. wheat, corn) but the "s" sound was mistaken for the plural inflection. From Old English pise (West Saxon), piose (Mercian) "pea," from Late Latin pisa, variant of Latin pisum "pea," from Greek pison "the pea," perhaps of Thracian or Phrygian origin [Klein].
In Southern U.S. and the Caribbean, used of other legumes as well. Pea soup is first recorded 1711 (pease-soup); applied to London fogs since at least 1849. Pea-shooter attested from 1803.
Idioms and Phrases with pea
see like as two peas in a pod.