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- n. Archaic A plural of pease.
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- n. Plural form of pease.
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In the sixteenth century an was added to make sing. pease, pl. peasen, peses, or peas.
The soil along the coast is not deep of earth, bringing forth abundantly peasen small, yet good feeding for cattle.
Ay, Joan, and my owld man wur up and awaay betimes wi 'dree hard eggs for a good pleace at the burnin'; and barrin 'the wet, Hodge' ud ha 'been a-harrowin' o 'white peasen i' the outfield -- and barrin 'the wind, Dumble wur blow'd wi' the wind, so 'z we was forced to stick her, but we fetched her round at last.