Pea definition

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A member of the pea family.
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Any of several plants of the genus Lathyrus, such as the sweet pea or the beach pea.
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A widely cultivated climbing annual vine (Pisum sativum) native to Eurasia, having compound leaves with terminal leaflets modified into tendrils and globose, edible seeds enclosed in a green, elongated pod.
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The pod of this plant.

Picked peas for dinner.

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The seed of this plant, used as a vegetable.
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A similar seed of various other plants, such as a cowpea.
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Any of various similar plants, as the cowpea.
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The seed of any of these.
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(biochemistry) Palmitoylethanolamide.
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(pathology) Pulseless electrical activity of the heart.
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An annual, tendril-climbing plant (Pisum sativum) of the pea family, with white or pinkish flowers and green seedpods.
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Its small, round, smooth or wrinkled seed, used as a vegetable.
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Designating a family (Fabaceae, order Fabales) of leguminous, dicotyledonous plants, including peanuts, clover, vetch, alfalfa, and many beans.
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like (two) peas in a pod
  • exactly alike
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pea
Plural:
peas

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of pea

  • Back-formation from Middle English pease (mistaken for pl.) from Old English pise, piose from Late Latin pīsa variant of Latin pīsum from Greek pisos, pison

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition