Definitions for PEApi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)the round edible seed of a widely cultivated plant, Pisum sativum, of the legume family.
the plant itself.
the green, somewhat inflated pod of this plant.
any of various related or similar plants or their seed, as the chickpea.
something resembling a pea, esp. in being small and round.
(adj.)pertaining to, containing, or cooked with peas.
small or small and round (usu. used in combination).
Origin of pea:
1660–70; back formation from ME pese, pees a pea, taken as pl. < OE peose, pise < L pisa, pl. of pisum < Gk pison pea
seed of a pea plant used for food
the fruit or seed of a pea plant
pea, pea plant(noun)
a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a very small round green vegetable
A plant, member of the Legume (Fabaceae) family
The edible seed of some of these plants
A ball travelling at high velocity
Origin: originally an uncountable noun meaning "peas" that was construed as a plural.
the sliding weight on a steelyard
see Peak, n., 3
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
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
The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum. Each pod contains several peas. Peapods are botanically a fruit, since they contain seeds developed from the ovary of a flower. However, peas are considered to be a vegetable in cooking. The name is also used to describe other edible seeds from the Fabaceae such as the pigeon pea, the cowpea, and the seeds from several species of Lathyrus. P. sativum is an annual plant, with a life cycle of one year. It is a cool season crop grown in many parts of the world; planting can take place from winter to early summer depending on location. The average pea weighs between 0.1 and 0.36 grams. The immature peas are used as a vegetable, fresh, frozen or canned; varieties of the species typically called field peas are grown to produce dry peas like the split pea shelled from the matured pod. These are the basis of pease porridge and pea soup, staples of medieval cuisine; in Europe, consuming fresh immature green peas was an innovation of Early Modern cuisine. The wild pea is restricted to the Mediterranean basin and the Near East. The earliest archaeological finds of peas date from the neolithic era of current Syria, Turkey and Jordan. In Egypt, early finds date from ca. 4800–4400 BC in the Nile delta area, and from ca. 3800–3600 BC in Upper Egypt. The pea was also present in Georgia in the 5th millennium BC. Farther east, the finds are younger. Peas were present in Afghanistan ca. 2000 BC, in Harappa, Pakistan, and in northwest India in 2250–1750 BC. In the second half of the 2nd millennium BC, this pulse crop appears in the Gangetic basin and southern India.
Translations for PEA
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the round seed of a kind of climbing plant, eaten as a vegetable
We had roast beef, potatoes and peas for dinner.
- حَـبَّـة بازلاءArabic
- грахово зърноBulgarian
- ervilhaPortuguese (BR)
- die ErbseGerman
- (petit) poisFrench
- zrno graškaCroatian
- kacang polongIndonesian
- baun, ertaIcelandic
- kacang pisMalay
- groszek, ziarnko grochuPolish
- چڼې، نخود، پلىPashto
- горох, горошекRussian
- 豌豆Chinese (Trad.)
- горошина; горохUkrainian
- đậu Hà LanVietnamese
- 豌豆Chinese (Simp.)
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