Webster 1913 Edition
The sliding weight on a steelyard.
pese, fr. AS.
pisa, or OF.
pois; both fr. L.
pisum; cf. Gr.
πίσον. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf.
A plant, and its fruit, of the genus
Pisum, of many varieties, much cultivated for food. It has a papilionaceous flower, and the pericarp is a legume, popularly called a
☞ When a definite number, more than one, is spoken of, the plural form peas is used; as, the pod contained nine peas; but, in a collective sense, the form pease is preferred; as, a bushel of pease; they had pease at dinner. This distinction is not always preserved, the form peas being used in both senses.
A name given, especially in the Southern States, to the seed of several leguminous plants (species of
Abrus, etc.) esp. those having a scar (hilum) of a different color from the rest of the seed.
☞ The name pea is given to many leguminous plants more or less closely related to the common pea. See the Phrases, below.
a seashore plant,–
a West Indian name for–
Dolichos sphærospermusand its seed.
the American plant–
Clitoria Mariana, having showy blossoms.
any plant of the genus–
Tephrosia; goat’s rue.
a kind of a coffee bean or grain which grows single, and is round or pea-shaped; often used adjectively;–
a size of coal smaller than nut coal.–
any small crab of the genus–
Pinnotheres, living as a commensal in bivalves; esp., the European species (
Pinnotheres pisum) which lives in the common mussel and the cockle.
the American ground dove.–
a suborder (
Papilionaceæ) of leguminous plants having blossoms essentially like that of the pea.
the larva of a European moth (–
Tortrix pisi), which is very destructive to peas.
argillaceous oxide of iron, occurring in round grains of a size of a pea; pisolitic ore.–
the starch or flour of the common pea, which is sometimes used in adulterating wheat flour, pepper, etc.–
the name of several leguminous shrubs of the genus–
Caragana, natives of Siberia and China.
Any plant which bears peas.
A kind of vetch or tare, common in the United States (–
Lathyrus Americana, and other similar species).
a small weevil (–
Bruchus pisi) which destroys peas by eating out the interior.
the annual plant
Lathyrus odoratus; also, its many-colored, sweet-scented blossoms.
Webster 1828 Edition
pea (plural peas)
- A plant, member of the legume (Fabaceae) family
- The edible seed of some of these plants
- (baseball) A ball travelling at high velocity
terms derived from pea (noun)
- Abenaki: piz (“a pea”) (borrowed from peas)
- Mohegan-Pequot: pish (“a pea”) (borrowed from peas)
- Yurok: pi·š, peeesh (“a pea”) (borrowed from peas)
pea (plural peas)
From Proto-Finnic *pää, from Proto-Uralic *päŋe. Cognate with Finnish pää and Hungarian fej.
pea (genitive pea, partitive pead)
This noun needs an inflection-table template.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of peer.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of peer.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of peer.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of peer.