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[ pee ]
/ pi /
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noun, plural peas, (Archaic or British Dialect) pease or peas·en [pee-zuhn]. /ˈpi zən/.
adjective
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Also called English pea, garden pea, green pea (for defs. 1, 2) .

Origin of pea

1
First recorded in 1660–70; back formation from pease, taken as plural

OTHER WORDS FROM pea

pealike, adjective

Other definitions 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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How to use pea in a sentence

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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Other Idioms and Phrases with pea

pea

see like as two peas in a pod.

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