Everlasting pea
Everlasting Ever*last"inga. 1. Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing without end; immortal; eternal. ``The Everlasting God.'' --Gen. xx1. 33. [1913 Webster]

2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence. [1913 Webster]

I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . . . the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. --Gen xvii. 8. [1913 Webster]

And heard thy everlasting yawn confess The pains and penalties of idleness. --Pope.

Syn: Eternal; immortal, interminable; endless; never-ending; infinite; unceasing; uninterrupted; continual; unintermitted; incessant.

Usage: -- {Everlasting}, {Eternal}. Eternal denotes (when taken strictly) without beginning or end of duration; everlasting is sometimes used in our version of the Scriptures in the sense of eternal, but in modern usage is confined to the future, and implies no intermission as well as no end. [1913 Webster]

Whether we shall meet again I know not; Therefore our everlasting farewell take; Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Everlasting flower}. Sane as {Everlasting}, n., 3.

{Everlasting pea}, an ornamental plant ({Lathyrus latifolius}) related to the pea; -- so called because it is perennial. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Everlasting pea — Pea Pea, n.; pl. {Peas}or {Pease}. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. {Pease}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus {Pisum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • everlasting pea — noun any of several perennial vines of the genus Lathyrus • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Hyponyms: ↑broad leaved everlasting pea, ↑perennial pea, ↑Lathyrus latifolius, ↑flat pea, ↑narrow leaved everlasting pea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • everlasting-pea — plačialapis pelėžirnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Lathyrus latifolius), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų ir vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lathyrus latifolius angl. everlasting… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • everlasting pea — a fast growing vinelike plant, Lathyrus latifolius, of Europe, having rose pink flowers. Also called perennial pea. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • broad-leaved everlasting pea — noun perennial climber of central and southern Europe having purple or pink or white flowers; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑perennial pea, ↑Lathyrus latifolius • Hypernyms: ↑everlasting pea • Member Holonyms: ↑Lathyrus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • narrow-leaved everlasting pea — noun European perennial with mottled flowers of purple and pink; sometimes cultivated for fodder or as green manure • Syn: ↑flat pea, ↑Lathyrus sylvestris • Hypernyms: ↑everlasting pea • Member Holonyms: ↑Lathyrus, ↑genus Lathyrus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pea — Pea, n.; pl. {Peas}or {Pease}. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. {Pease}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus {Pisum}, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pea berry — Pea Pea, n.; pl. {Peas}or {Pease}. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. {Pease}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus {Pisum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pea bug — Pea Pea, n.; pl. {Peas}or {Pease}. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. {Pease}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus {Pisum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pea coal — Pea Pea, n.; pl. {Peas}or {Pease}. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. {Pease}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus {Pisum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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