from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A member of the pea family.
- noun 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.
- noun The pod of this plant.
- noun The seed of this plant, used as a vegetable.
- noun A similar seed of various other plants, such as a cowpea.
- noun Any of several plants of the genus Lathyrus, such as the sweet pea or the beach pea.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A peafowl.
- noun In the manufacture of sulphuric acid, the workman's name for a fragment of iron pyrites, from an eighth to a half inch in diameter.
- noun The balance or sliding weight used on a steelyard.
- noun In the West Indies, Dolichos sphærospermus. Both of the plants bear white beans having a black spot around the hilum.
- noun The seed of an annual hardy; leguminous vine, Pisum sativum; also, the vine itself.
- noun Pea-spawn of a fish. See
- noun plural Canned peas prepared in France, reputed to be superior to those canned in other countries.
- noun Heisteria coccinea (French pois perdrix). See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The sliding weight on a steelyard.
- noun (Naut.) See
peak, n., 3.
- noun (Bot.) 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 pod.
- noun A name given, especially in the Southern States, to the seed of several leguminous plants (species of Dolichos, Cicer, Abrus, etc.) esp. those having a scar (
hilum) of a different color from the rest of the seed.
- noun (Bot.) a seashore plant,
- noun a West Indian name for
Dolichos sphærospermusand its seed.
- noun the American plant
Clitoria Mariana, having showy blossoms.
- noun See
- noun Same as
- noun See under
- noun See under
- noun any plant of the genus Tephrosia; goat's rue.
- noun (Med.) See under
Issue, and Orris.
- noun (Bot.) See under
- noun a kind of a coffee bean or grain which grows single, and is round or pea-shaped; often used adjectively.
- noun (Zoöl.) Same as
- noun a size of coal smaller than nut coal.
- noun (Zoöl.) 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.
- noun (Zoöl.) the American ground dove.
- noun (Bot.) a suborder (Papilionaceæ) of leguminous plants having blossoms essentially like that of the pea.
- noun (Zoöl.) the larva of a European moth (
Tortrix pisi), which is very destructive to peas.
- noun (Min.) argillaceous oxide of iron, occurring in round grains of a size of a pea; pisolitic ore.
- noun the starch or flour of the common pea, which is sometimes used in adulterating wheat flour, pepper, etc.
- noun (Bot.) the name of several leguminous shrubs of the genus Caragana, natives of Siberia and China.
- noun (Bot.) A kind of vetch or tare, common in the United States (
Lathyrus Americana, and other similar species).
- noun (Zoöl.) a small weevil (
Bruchus pisi) which destroys peas by eating out the interior.
- noun (Bot.) See
- noun (Bot.) the annual plant
Lathyrus odoratus; also, its many-colored, sweet-scented blossoms.
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- noun A plant, member of the
legume( Fabaceae) family
- noun The edible seed of some of these plants
- noun baseball A ball travelling at high velocity
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds
- noun seed of a pea plant used for food
- noun the fruit or seed of a pea plant
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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How exciting to be invited to come to the White House, see 'the garden' (new meaning to the term pea-green with envy) as the fabulous first lady drafted us all into the service of our country's children to ensure their healthy future.
Among the roots, it mentions _Openauk_, which must have been what we call the pea-nut, which is now largely cultivated along that coast, and is quite an article of commerce.
My sweet little pea is now 7 months old and very alive.
Any Aussie pie of your choice, covered in pea soup made by Madeleine the Crepe Lady (a little old French lady who makes crepes in the same Internet Cafe).
It can be jarring in pea soup to have a jolt of capsiacin heat.
I like them in pea soup – they are sweet, but more complexly flavored than carrots, which adds another level of flavor to the entire dish.
In 1965, fifty companies embarked, in pea soup secrecy, upon a historic search for gas under the North Sea.
Everybody exclaimed over this: "Surely there was no danger in pea-nuts!"
We have to go back to the voters and convince them, ‘you still can’t sleep because the goddamn pea is killing you.’
Also, some stores sell a small grey seed, a bit smaller than a pea, that is a brilliant yellow when broken open and can be used the same way since it doesn't seem to have any flavor that I can discern.