Definition: Meaning of, pea in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / piː /

  • noun
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Word Forms:
Singular Plural
pea peas
  1. a round green seed that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable, or the plant on which these seeds grow
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  2. like two peas in a pod informal exactly the same in appearance, behaviour etc
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pea used in phrases

  • Australian pea (noun)
    1. south African evergreen partly woody vine grown for its clusters of rosy purple flowers followed by edible pods like snap beans; also grown as green manure; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
  • Austrian winter pea (noun)
    1. variety of pea plant native to the Mediterranean region and North Africa and widely grown especially for forage
  • Caley pea (noun)
    1. a weak-stemmed winter annual native to Mediterranean region for long established in southern United States; cultivated as a cover and pasture crop
  • Calnada pea (noun)
    1. common perennial climber of temperate regions of Eurasia and North America having dense elongate clusters of flowers
  • Chinese pea tree (noun)
    1. shrub with dark-green glossy foliage and solitary pale yellow flowers; northern China
  • Egyptian pea (noun)
    1. asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds
  • Indian pea (noun)
    1. european annual grown for forage; seeds used for food in India and for stock elsewhere
  • Princess and the Pea, The
    1. a FAIRY TALE by Hans Christian ANDERSEN in which a young woman proves that she is a princess by noticing that there is a PEA (= a small round green vegetable) under the pile of MATTRESS es she has been sleeping on. A queen has put the PEA under her bed as a test to see if the young woman will feel it, because only a real princess would be so delicate that she would notice a small PEA. As a result, the queen allows the young woman to marry her son, a prince.
  • Siberian pea tree (noun)
    1. large spiny shrub of eastern Asia having clusters of yellow flowers; often cultivated in shelterbelts and hedges
  • Sturt pea (noun)
    1. sprawling shrubby perennial noted for its scarlet black-marked flowers; widely distributed in dry parts of Australia
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