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pea

Noun

1 seed of a pea plant
2 the fruit or seed of a pea plant
3 a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds [syn: pea plant] [also: pease (pl)]pease See pea

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

pease, plural peasen
  1. form of pea, then later of peas

Usage notes

  • The original singular was pease, and the plural was peasen. Over the centuries, pease became used as the plural, peasen was dropped, pea was created as a new singular, and finally pease was shortened to peas.

Extensive Definition

Pease, in Middle English, was a noun referring to the vegetable pea; see that article for its etymology. The word survives into modern English in pease pudding.
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Pease in German: Pease
Pease in Japanese: ピーズ
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