Definition of Pea

1. Noun. Seed of a pea plant used for food.

Generic synonyms: Legume
Specialized synonyms: Garden Pea, Green Pea, Marrowfat Pea, Cajan Pea, Dahl, Pigeon Pea, Field Pea

2. Noun. The fruit or seed of a pea plant.
Generic synonyms: Legume
Group relationships: Pea Plant
Specialized synonyms: Garden Pea
Terms within: Pea Pod, Peasecod

3. Noun. A leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds.

Definition of Pea

1. n. The sliding weight on a steelyard.

2. n. See Peak, n., 3.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Pea

1. Noun. A plant, member of the Legume (Fabaceae) family ¹

2. Noun. The edible seed of some of these plants ¹

3. Noun. (baseball) A ball travelling at high velocity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pea

1. the edible seed of an annual herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pea

1. 1. 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. When a definite number, more than one, is spoken of, the plural form peas is used; as, the pod contained nine peas; but, in a collective sense, the form pease is preferred; as, a bushel of pease; they had pease at dinner. This distinction is not always preserved, the form peas being used in both senses. 2. A name given, especially in the Southern States, to the seed of several leguminous plants (species of Dolichos, Cicer, Abrus, etc) especially. Those having a scar (hilum) of a different colour from the rest of the seed. The name pea is given to many leguminous plants more or less closely related to the common pea. See the Phrases, below. 3. Beach pea, the annual plant Lathyrus odoratus; also, its many-coloured, sweet-scented blossoms. Origin: OE. Pese, fr. AS. Pisa, or OF. Peis, F. Pois; both fr. L. Pisum; cf. Gr,. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. Pease. (26 Mar 1998)

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