noun, plural pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/. Archaic.
- peary, robert edwin,
- peasant proprietor,
- pease pudding,
- peasecod breastplate,
Origin of pease
noun, plural peas, (Archaic or British Dialect) pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/.
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Examples from the Web for pease
The former Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire marked our first stop.How I’ll End the War: The Trip Over to Afghanistan|Nick Willard|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They also become eligible for the AMT, and if they aren't hit by the AMT, they will get hit by the Pease deduction phaseout.Should People Who Make $250,000 a Year Worry About Obama's Tax Proposals?|Megan McArdle|November 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He looked at Pease, who nodded; Fenno did the same, but no one spoke.
As Pease started from his seat his inquiring glance met Fenno's.
In a few days I was besieged with letters from Mrs. Pease and the family, earnestly entreating me not to forget my promises.Nat Goodwin's Book|Nat C. Goodwin
Common garden beans, and pease, are also frequently ground up among the London bread flour.A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons|Fredrick Accum
The appointment of a chairman was proposed, and Mr. Pease was appointed.The History of the Fabian Society|Edward R. Pease
noun plural pease
Word Origin for pease
- the seed of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
- (as modifier)pea soup
Word Origin for pea
Old English; see pea, of which this is the etymologically correct form.
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.