noun, plural peas, (Archaic or British Dialect) pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/.
Origin of pea1
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Examples from the Web for peas
More clumsily, fireworks stand in for the Big Bang and a potato and peas are invoked to explain relativity.
He was eating the meal on which he would play—steak, peas, lettuce, fruit jello, and tea.
For her inaugural menu, she planned crayfish with mayonnaise, pigeon with peas, and an apple brioche flambéed in rum.
Little Ape three-wheel trucks are laden with freshly harvested winter produce like peas and artichokes being sold on the roadside.The Mafia Plants Death in Italy’s Land of Mozzarella|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For instance, one day some four or five year olds in our village went and picked some peas in the fields, and they got caught.
Sow another crop of peas, and plant more beans; choose a dry spot for them, where they can be sheltered from the winter's cold.
The peas are first shelled, and then placed in a stew-pan with a little butter, sufficient to moisten them.Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery|A. G. Payne
Put a slice of terrine de foie gras on top, garnish with peas au beurre and Julienne potatoes.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
As some declared most of the peas were already seasoned enough without any bacon.A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A.|George Little
The weakly, and such as are inclined to scour, must be kept on dry fodder, and have peas and beans given them to strengthen them.
- the seed of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
- (as modifier)pea soup
Word Origin 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.
see like as two peas in a pod.