Definition of pea in English:

pea

Syllabification: pea

noun

1A spherical green seed that is widely eaten as a vegetable.
More example sentences
  • Crops of good home-grown vegetables - fresh green peas, broad beans and courgettes - are plentiful at this time of year.
  • The vegetables were new potatoes and fresh green peas.
  • Other good sources are asparagus, oats, whole wheat and fresh green peas.
1.1 [with modifier] Used in names of edible spherical seeds of the pea family, e.g., chickpea and black-eyed pea.
2The hardy Eurasian climbing plant that yields pods containing these seeds.
  • Pisum sativum, family Leguminosae (or Fabaceae; the pea family). The members of this family (known as legumes) are sometimes divided among three smaller families: Papilionaceae (peas, beans, clovers, vetches, brooms, laburnums, etc.), Mimosaceae (mimosas, acacias), and Caesalpiniaceae (cassia, carob, and many tropical timber trees)
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  • Early next month, before temperatures drop too much, seed cover crops such as clover, peas or vetch to enrich the soil.
  • He can then inform the farmers of the potential risk from the disease if they plant peas in that area.
  • There are dwarf plants that don't need support, but most peas need a trellis or fence to climb on.

Origin

mid 17th century: back-formation from pease (interpreted as plural).

Phrases

like peas (or two peas) in a pod

So similar as to be indistinguishable or nearly so.
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  • She and I are two peas in a pod and are working on an official dance when someone buys binoculars at our booth.
  • Japanese consumers no longer want to look like and shop like peas in a pod.
  • Alyssa and Adrian are so close they're like two peas in a pod.

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