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pea

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noun, often attributive \ˈpē\

Simple Definition of pea

  • : a small, round, green seed that is eaten as a vegetable and that is formed in a seed case (called a pod) of a climbing plant; also : a plant that produces peas

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pea

plural

peas

also

pease

play \ˈpēz\
  1. 1 a :  a variable annual Eurasian vine (Pisum sativum) of the legume family that is cultivated especially for its rounded smooth or wrinkled edible protein-rich seeds b :  the seed of the pea c plural :  the immature pods of the pea with their included seeds

  2. 2 :  any of various leguminous plants related to or resembling the pea —usually used in combination or with a qualifying term <chickpea> <black-eyed pea>; also :  the seed of such a plant

  3. 3 :  something resembling a pea (as in size or shape)

Examples of pea in a sentence

  1. We're growing tomatoes and peas in our garden this year.



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Origin and Etymology of pea

back-formation from Middle English pease (taken as a plural), from Old English pise, from Latin pisa, plural of pisum, from Greek pison


First Known Use: 1611



PEA Defined for Kids

pea

play
noun \ˈpē\

Definition of pea for Students

plural

peas

\ˈpēz\
  1. 1 :  a round green seed that is eaten as a vegetable and comes from the pods of a climbing garden plant

  2. 2 :  a plant (as the sweet pea) resembling or related to the garden plant that produces peas




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