[ pee-zuh n ]
/ ˈpi zən /
noun Archaic, British Dialect.
a plural of pease.
Definition for peasen (2 of 4)
[ pee ]
/ pi /
noun, plural peas, (Archaic or British Dialect) pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/.
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).
Origin of pea1
1275–1325; Middle English; back formation from pease, taken as plural
Also called English pea, garden pea, green pea (for defs 1, 2).
Related formspea·like, adjective
Definition for peasen (3 of 4)
[ peez ]
/ piz /
noun, plural pease or peas·en [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/. Archaic.
Origin of pease
before 900; Middle English pese, Old English peose, pise < Late Latin pisa feminine singular use of plural of Latin pisum (neuter) < Greek píson pea, pulse
Related formspease·like, adjective
Definition for peasen (4 of 4)
[ pee ]
/ pi /
Origin of pea2
First recorded in 1825–35; perhaps short for peak1
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British Dictionary definitions for peasen (1 of 2)
/ (piːz) /
noun plural pease
an archaic or dialect word for pea
Word Origin for pease
Old English peose, via Late Latin from Latin pisa peas, pl of pisum, from Greek pison
British Dictionary definitions for peasen (2 of 2)
/ (piː) /
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
Derived Formspealike, adjective
Word Origin for pea
C17: from pease (incorrectly assumed to be a plural)
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Idioms and Phrases with peasen
see like as two peas in a pod.
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