Definition of pea in English:
1A spherical green seed which is eaten as a vegetable: [as modifier]: pea soup
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.
2The hardy Eurasian climbing plant which yields pods containing peas.
- 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)
- 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.
3 [with modifier] Used in names of plants or seeds that are similar or related to the pea, e.g. chickpea, sweet pea.
- Snow peas are a very popular type of pea because you can eat the pods as well as the peas.
- Many parts of the United States celebrate the new year by eating black-eyed peas.
- Add the black-eyed peas, coconut oil, coconut milk, and curry leaves.
mid 17th century: back-formation from pease (interpreted as plural).
like peas (or two peas) in a pod
- So similar as to be indistinguishable or nearly so: they were like two peas in a pod, both with the same high cheekbones and hairlineMore example sentences
- 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.
- Example sentences
- Flowers are inconspicuous, but the long, pea-like pods develop in the late summer and persist into late autumn, sometimes dangling from the branches into early winter.
- With no land to farm and no livestock, many resorted to eating makhet, a small, pea-like wild food that grows on trees.
Definition of pea in:
- US English dictionary