Pea Definition

peas
noun
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A member of the pea family.
American Heritage
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.
American Heritage
Its small, round, smooth or wrinkled seed, used as a vegetable.
Webster's New World
An annual, tendril-climbing plant (Pisum sativum) of the pea family, with white or pinkish flowers and green seedpods.
Webster's New World
The seed of any of these.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Designating a family (Fabaceae, order Fabales) of leguminous, dicotyledonous plants, including peanuts, clover, vetch, alfalfa, and many beans.
Webster's New World
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abbreviation

(biochemistry) Palmitoylethanolamide.

Wiktionary

(pathology) Pulseless electrical activity of the heart.

Wiktionary
idiom
like (two) peas in a pod
  • exactly alike
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Pea

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Singular:
pea
Plural:
peas

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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

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