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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
mushy peas
pea green
shelling peas
▪ Josie was shelling peas in the kitchen.
snow pea
sweet pea
▪ There were bowls of coleslaw and potato salad laced with green peas, buttered garlic rolls and hard-boiled eggs.
▪ A recessive allele must be present in double copy to show itself, and all green peas have two green alleles.
▪ But it seems it will take more than 1992 to set the Continental palate tingling to the tune of mushy peas.
▪ All the walls were painted a sickly green: the same colour, thought Marie, as mushy peas.
▪ So do I. They emerge from the tunnel like an ad for mushy peas.
▪ Chips and mushy peas by the coast are as popular as ice cream and donkey rides.
▪ Then she began to think to herself about which would be best, nasturtiums or sweet peas.
▪ One day they left a bouquet of sweet peas from their garden, which the nurses took to him in his ward.
▪ There does indeed seem to be little advantage in damaging the coat of modern varieties of sweet peas.
▪ Decades later, the scent of sweet peas still made him gag.
▪ Large seeds, such as sweet peas, are easily spaced by hand, but other techniques are needed for finer seeds.
▪ A creamy green sauce, redolent of sweet pea and butter, provides the final touch.
▪ In anticipation that the same problem might recur this summer I tried sowing some sweet peas with the runner beans.
▪ Look out for the sweet peas back in Unwins Seeds Plants Plus collection.
▪ If you can't get chick peas, the same sort of salad can be made with haricot beans.
▪ Drain and rinse the chick peas and kidney beans and combine with other beans. 3.
▪ Add the rice, cooked chick peas, herbs, salt and pepper to the onion mixture.
▪ Add ginger, shallots, the snow pea leaves, rice wine and salt.
▪ The snow pea leaves should be bright green in color.
▪ Stir in snow peas, and cook for 3 minutes.
▪ Return the seafood to the wok and then add the scallions and snow peas.
▪ Heat very briefly so that the snow peas just turn bright green.
▪ Add sauce and snow peas, stirring until warm and thickened.
▪ Add the chicken stock and when boiling, add the snow pea leaves.
▪ What were pea soup rhythms and honda-honda basslines and who invented them?
▪ The gray tasteless pea soup served at each meal was nicknamed the Green Terror.
▪ Before the apple charlotte, Miss Chib was given a bowl of pea soup with a spoonful of whipped cream on it.
▪ The Feldwebel agreed and she came back with three large bowls of hot pea soup.
▪ Lunch was pea soup, roast beef, roast potatoes, sprouts and peas, with apple snow for dessert.
▪ As for food - do you call a bowl of thin pea soup food?
Frozen food has greatly increased in popularity ever since Clarence Birdseye popularized frozen peas during the 1920s.
Frozen orange juice concentrate, frozen peas, and frozen lima beans are nearly always less expensive than their fresh counterparts.
▪ For their first meal, she bought frozen fish sticks, frozen french fries, frozen peas and a frozen apple pie.
▪ Many have never shelled a pea.
▪ We are peeling potatoes, forming tiny meatballs, browning chicken, shelling peas.
pea soup
▪ frozen peas
▪ At Lowestoft a Birds Eye freezing factory processes fish, peas and beans.
▪ Divide black-eyed pea mixture between 2 serving plates.
▪ Heat very briefly so that the snow peas just turn bright green.
▪ In a saute pan, heat oil and saute ham with drained peas for 3 to 5 minutes.
▪ Plant the peas, zigzag fashion, 2in apart.
▪ She gave Denver a half peck of peas to sort and soak overnight.
▪ There does indeed seem to be little advantage in damaging the coat of modern varieties of sweet peas.
▪ Use one eighth of a walnut - about the size of a pea.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Peak \Peak\, n. [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp-pointed thing. Cf. Pike.]

  1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. ``Run your beard into a peak.''
    --Beau. & Fl.

  2. The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.

    Silent upon a peak in Darien.

  3. (Naut.)

    1. The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.

    2. The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.

    3. The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. [In the last sense written also pea and pee.]

      Fore peak. (Naut.) See under Fore.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early or mid-17c., false singular from Middle English pease (plural pesen), which was both single and collective (as with wheat, corn) but the "s" sound was mistaken for the plural inflection. From Old English pise (West Saxon), piose (Mercian) "pea," from Late Latin pisa, variant of Latin pisum "pea," from Greek pison "the pea," perhaps of Thracian or Phrygian origin [Klein].\n

\nIn Southern U.S. and the Caribbean, used of other legumes as well. Pea soup is first recorded 1711 (pease-soup); applied to London fogs since at least 1849. Pea-shooter attested from 1803.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A plant, member of the legume (Fabaceae) family 2 The edible seed of some of these plants 3 (context baseball English) A ball travelling at high velocity Etymology 2

n. (context nautical English) (alternative form of peak English)

  1. n. seed of a pea plant

  2. the fruit or seed of a pea plant

  3. a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds [syn: pea plant]

  4. [also: pease (pl)]


PEA can be an abbreviation for:

  • In biochemistry
    • Phenylethylamine, also known as β-Phenethylamine
    • Phenylethyl Alcohol Agar
    • Palmitoylethanolamide
  • In computing
    • PEA (file format), the native archive file format of PeaZip
    • Push Effective Address, an assembly language instruction
  • In medicine
    • Pulseless electrical activity, a form of cardiac arrest
    • Prenatal exposure to alcohol, also known as Fetal Alcohol syndrome
  • Other uses
    • Phillips Exeter Academy
    • Polyadic equality algebras (See Cylindric algebras)
    • Peartree railway station, England; National Rail station code PEA
    • Public Eye Awards, an award given to the corporations deemed most harmful to society
    • Produzioni Europee Associati, a former Italian film production and distribution company, owned by producer Alberto Grimaldi
    • Provincial Electricity Authority, the branch of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand that is responsible for supplying all regions except the Bangkok metropolitan area
    • Preliminary Economic Assessment, often used in Mining technical reports
Pea (disambiguation)

A pea is a small spherical seed or the seed-pod of various plants commonly used as a source of food, particularly Pisum sativum.

Pea or Peas may refer to:

  • List of crops known as peas
  • "Pea" (song), on the Red Hot Chili Peppers album One Hot Minute
  • Pea galaxy or "Green Pea", type of galaxy that appears green
  • Pea River, Alabama, USA
  • Peas Creek, a stream in Iowa
  • Alfredo Pea, Italian actor

Usage examples of "pea".

My favorites are the little green and brown pea, lentil, and adzuki sprouts.

Have carrots cut in small cubes or straws, turnips and beet root the same, green string beans cut in small pieces, asparagus and peas, all cooked separately until tender.

For three cups of peas make one cup of drawn-butter sauce, using as liquid the water in which the asparagus was cooked, or white stock.

Foods like asparagus, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, black-eyed peas, and sunflower seeds contain folate.

But it was no more like the true play of Shakespeare the poet, according to their account, than a duddy betheral, set up to fright the sparrows from the peas, is like a living gentleman.

And a vitamin E blocker in raw kidney beans, alfalfa, and some peas increases the incidence of liver disease in animals.

Mix the peas and ham and for one and one-half cups add a cup of white sauce seasoned with a teaspoon of lemon juice, a dash each of nutmeg and cayenne and salt to taste.

For she knew that Harold Coode was sticking a row of peas on the other side of the fence, and that Mr.

Wandering away from the drawing room where literature was being discussed, she found Henny with a cullender in front of her, shelling peas.

Yes, smiles break out all around as we cast daddies, brothers, husbands into near-respectable village idiots in the stories we spin over bowls of homegrown, freshly snapped peas, clotheslines draped with bleach-scented, bloodstained damp sheets, sinks filled with suds and supper-crusted dishes.

Butter dariole moulds thoroughly, arrange a circle of cooked peas around the bottom of each mould, and fill with the fish preparation two-thirds full.

It aroused all his worst passions to see her using her middle finger as a dibber and making a separate hole for every pea.

He was as like her as two peas, but she did not seem to think that a sufficient reason for confessing she was his mother.

Joel Duffle calls for twelve bunches of asparagus cooked in butter, and Violette mentions ten pounds of stewed new peas.

The skins of parched Peas remain undigested when eaten cooked, and are found in the excrements.