American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Normanpaiser, pesser et al., Old French paisier, aphetic form of apaisier (“to appease"). Probably also partly from aphetic use of appease.
From Old English pise, from Late Latin pisa, variant of Latinpisum (“pea"), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¯ÏƒÎ¿Î½ (pison), variant of Ï€Î¯ÏƒÎ¿Ï‚ (pisos).
Pease Sentence Examples
The repeal of the Test Act, the admission of Quakers to Parliament in consequence of their being allowed to affirm instead of taking the oath (1832, when Joseph Pease was elected for South Durham), the establishment of the University of London, and, more recently, the opening of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge to Nonconformists, have all had their effect upon the body.
Other agricultural products are sweet potatoes, cassava (manioc), yuca, yams, white potatoes, maguey, okra, peanuts, pease, all the vegetables of the hot and temperate climates, oranges, lemons, limes, bananas, plantains, figs, grapes, coco-nuts, pine-apples, strawberries, plums, guavas, breadfruit, mangoes and many others.