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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Archaic A pea.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pea. See pea.
- n. Peas collectively. For the distinction between peas and pease, see pea.
- n. A small size of coal: same as pea-coal.
- Same as peace.
- n. archaic form of pea, then later of peas
- v. obsolete To make peace between (conflicting people, states etc.); to reconcile.
- v. obsolete To bring (a war, conflict) to an end.
- v. obsolete To placate, appease (someone).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A pea.
- n. A plural form of Pea. See the Note under Pea.
- From Anglo-Norman paiser, pesser et al., Old French paisier, aphetic form of apaisier ("to appease"). Probably also partly from aphetic use of appease. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English; see pea. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Its name dates from Chaucer's time, when it was known as pease.”
“The word pease now survives only in the name of the dish pease pudding (split peas boiled with other vegetables in a pudding).”
“They have commonly pottage for dinner, composed of cale or cole, leeks, barley or big, and butter; and this is reinforced with bread and cheese, made of skimmed-milk — At night they sup on sowens or flummery of oat-meal — In a scarcity of oats, they use the meal of barley and pease, which is both nourishing and palatable.”
“Instead, therefore, of dining with them, we presented to each tent a quart of pease, which is considered by the”
“When Albert's uncle returned he was very hot, with a beaded brow, but pale as the Dentist when the pease were at their worst.”
“It sounds familiar, but not sure it kinda sounds lke your talkin bout tha song by rhianna called pease dnt stop the music Boy, this is too vague.”
“He's ahead of her at the same age in terms of language in many ways, for example he already says please ( "pease") and thank you spontaneously.”
“I was just explaining to my students about English words that get reunderstood, such as "pease" being reintrepreted as the plural "peas", giving rise to the false singular "pea".”
“France to ask for favors and there had one of themselves as governor; obtained liberty in the beaver trade, which until then had been strictly forbidden to the inhabitants who had been reserved the fruits of the country to advance the culture of the land such as pease, Indian corn, and wheat bread.”
“Unlike many of its British equivalents mash, hotpot, steamed puddings, even the surprisingly similar pease puddings which preceded the potato in this country, dal is a dish which can comfort all year round: the fresh, sharp spices and clean herbs work as well for me on a cooling summer evening as a dark winter's night.”
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