English pea
noun Date: 1634 Southern pea 1a, b

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • english pea — noun Usage: usually capitalized E South & Midland : pea 1a used especially to distinguish this vegetable from the black eyed pea * * * Southern and South Midland U.S. pea1 (defs. 1, 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • English pea — Southern and South Midland U.S. pea1 (defs. 1, 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • pea´cock´like — pea|cock «PEE KOK», noun, plural cocks or (collectively) cock, verb. –n. 1. a large bird with beautiful green, blue, and gold feathers and a splendid train. The tail coverts of the male have spots like eyes on them and can be spread out and held… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pea|cock — «PEE KOK», noun, plural cocks or (collectively) cock, verb. –n. 1. a large bird with beautiful green, blue, and gold feathers and a splendid train. The tail coverts of the male have spots like eyes on them and can be spread out and held upright… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pea|cock — «PEE KOK», noun, plural cocks or (collectively) cock, verb. –n. 1. a large bird with beautiful green, blue, and gold feathers and a splendid train. The tail coverts of the male have spots like eyes on them and can be spread out and held upright… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pea — pea1 pealike, adj. /pee/, n., pl. peas, (Archaic or Brit. Dial.) pease; adj. n. 1. the round, edible seed of a widely cultivated plant, Pisum sativum, of the legume family. 2. the plant itself. 3. the green, somewhat inflated pod of this plant. 4 …   Universalium

  • Pea soup — is soup made, typically, from dried peas. It is, with variations, a part of the cuisine of many cultures. It is greyish green or yellow in color depending on the regional variety of peas used; all are cultivars of Pisum sativum.Pea soup has been… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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