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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Fabeae.


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  • Why not also argue for "pease" as the singular form of those "spherical, typically green seeds of the plant Pisum sativum" in the words of the Oxford English Dictionary and abandon the error, dating to the 1600s, that is "pea"?

    Strange and Twisted Tongues

  • … [A] ll the cultivated varieties used today are Pisum sativum.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • (Lentils – Lens culinaris and Green Peas – Pisum sativum) 2.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on pea (Pisum sativum L.) grown under field conditions in the UK.

    Effects of ultraviolet-B on forest vegetation in the Arctic

  • Basically, in their experimental crosses with Zea mays, Pisum, and Phaseolus, they observed that the elements responsible for pairs of alternative traits “allelomorphs” in the later terminology of William Bateson (1902), which soon came into general use under the abbreviation of “alleles” segregated randomly in the second filial generation (Mendel's law of segregation), and that these elements were transmitted independently from each other (Mendel's law of independent assortment).


  • Some of the wild relatives of agricultural plants that occur here include species in such genera as Triticum, Lens, Lathyrus, Pisum, Onobrychis, and Trifolium.

    Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests

  • I cannot resist remarking how striking it is that the hybrids of Hieracium behaved exactly the opposite to those of Pisum.

    Day of the Dandelion

  • From a respectful distance, Joseph and Frau Dupouvec watched as the abbot and the young Russian engaged immediately in a discussion of the genus Pisum.

    Day of the Dandelion

  • Guisante (Corrupted Latin: Arabo-Romance Spanish Dialect Mozarabic, adopted by Castillian dialect) _Pisum sativum_ (Modern day binomial scientific name of the English pea or Green pea) "Rooted" in the same time frame we had: cicer, cicero (Latin)

    translation for peas & greenbeans (nfm)

  • Two species certainly must have been cultivated for human diet: lentil (Lens culinaris) and pea (Pisum sativum).

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos 2003 - Subsistence Studies Report 3


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