Origin of pease
- the round, edible seed of a widely cultivated plant, Pisum sativum, of the legume family.
- the plant itself.
- the green, somewhat inflated pod of this plant.
- any of various related or similar plants or their seed, as the chickpea.
- something resembling a pea, especially in being small and round.
- pertaining to, growing, containing, or cooked with peas: We cultivated some tomato vines and a pea patch.
- small or small and round (usually used in combination).
- pea coal.
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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
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
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.
- an archaic or dialect word for pea
- an annual climbing leguminous plant, Pisum sativum, with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds: cultivated in temperate regions
- the seed of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
- (as modifier)pea soup
- any of several other leguminous plants, such as the sweet pea, chickpea, and cowpea
Word Origin and History for pease
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.
Idioms and Phrases with pease
see like as two peas in a pod.