noun, plural pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/. Archaic.
Origin of pease
noun, plural peas, (Archaic or British Dialect) pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/.
Origin of pea1
Origin of pea2
Related Words for peasestone, pellet, dot, frock, raincoat, overcoat, cloak, jacket, suit, wrap, tuxedo, windbreaker, shot, speck, drop, dab, particle, globule, bean, grain
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Contemporary Examples of 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
April 23, 2014
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?
November 20, 2012
Historical Examples of pease
Miss Pease, having been invited out that day, was not present at dinner.
Miss Pease smiled with the superiority of the corrected who is about to correct.
England should be the first on the sea, and able to impose "pease by auctorité."A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
But the grain of corn is a quite distinct thing from the seed of pease.
Look at the two, for instance, through the youth of a pease blossom, Fig. 8.
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.