Definition of


  1. (noun, food) seed of a pea plant used for food
  2. (noun, plant) the fruit or seed of a pea plant
  3. (noun, plant) a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds

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Synonyms of Pea

pea plant

Origin of the word Pea

  1. 17c., false singular from M.E. pease (pl. pesen), which was both single and collective (e.g. wheat, corn) but was mistaken for a plural, from O.E. pise (W.Saxon), piose (Mercian) "pea," from L.L. pisa, variant of L. pisum "pea," from Gk. pison, perhaps of Thracian or Phrygian origin. Pea soup is first recorded 1711 … more

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