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I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses; each book is a pea.
C. S. Forester

Meaning of "pea" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PEA

From pease (incorrectly assumed to be a plural).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PEA

pea  [piː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PEA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pea is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PEA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pea

Pea

The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum. Each pod contains several peas. Peapods are botanically a fruit, since they contain seeds developed from the ovary of a flower. The name is also used to describe other edible seeds from the Fabaceae such as the pigeon pea, the cowpea, and the seeds from several species of Lathyrus. P. sativum is an annual plant, with a life cycle of one year. It is a cool season crop grown in many parts of the world; planting can take place from winter to early summer depending on location. The average pea weighs between 0.1 and 0.36 grams. The immature peas are used as a vegetable, fresh, frozen or canned; varieties of the species typically called field peas are grown to produce dry peas like the split pea shelled from the matured pod. These are the basis of pease porridge and pea soup, staples of medieval cuisine; in Europe, consuming fresh immature green peas was an innovation of Early Modern cuisine. The wild pea is restricted to the Mediterranean basin and the Near East.

Definition of pea in the English dictionary

The first definition of pea in the dictionary is an annual climbing leguminous plant, Pisum sativum, with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds: cultivated in temperate regions. Other definition of pea is the seed of this plant, eaten as a vegetable. Pea is also any of several other leguminous plants, such as the sweet pea, chickpea, and cowpea.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PEA

pe-tsai cabbage
pea crab
pea green
pea jacket
pea rifle
pea soup
pea weevil
pea-brain
pea-green
peaberry
Peabody
peace
peace accord
peace activist
peace campaign
peace campaigner
peace conference
Peace Corps
peace dividend
peace envoy

WORDS THAT END LIKE PEA

area
azalea
Chelsea
correa
diarrhoea
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
guinea
idea
Korea
lea
New Guinea
North Korea
Papua New Guinea
sea
South Korea
Swansea
tea
the sea
yea

Synonyms and antonyms of pea in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pea» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PEA

Find out the translation of pea to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pea from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pea» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

豌豆
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

guisante
570 millions of speakers

English

pea
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मटर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البازلاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

горох
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ervilha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মটর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

petit pois
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pea
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erbse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エンドウ豆
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

완두콩
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kacang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hạt đậu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பட்டாணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाटाणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bezelye
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pisello
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

groszek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

горох
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mazăre
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπιζέλι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ertjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ärta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ert
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pea

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PEA»

The term «pea» is very widely used and occupies the 15.138 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PEA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pea

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5 QUOTES WITH «PEA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pea.
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Neil Armstrong
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
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April Bloomfield
I have this obsession with pea pods. They're just really nice to look at. They can be perfect.
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C. S. Forester
I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses; each book is a pea.
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Cary Fowler
In the game of life, less diversity means fewer options for change. Wild or domesticated, panda or pea, adaptation is the requirement for survival.
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Matt Reeves
When you think of the 'Exorcist,' you think of Linda Blair and pea soup and all this madness, but really if you look at the first half of that film, the stuff between her and Ellen Burstyn is so naturalistic and so real.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PEA»

Discover the use of pea in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pea and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Little Pea
If Little Pea doesn't eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert!
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 2010
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Ella Minnow Pea:
The letter 'Z' is banned from use. On an island where the residents pride them-selves on their love of language, this is seen as a tragedy. They are still reeling from the shock when another tile falls. And then another.
Mark Dunn, 2010
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Pea's Book of Best Friends
In the absence of volunteers, Pea is going to have to acquire herself a best friend . . . Dear Reader, Thank you very much for picking up this book. I should warn you now that it is not about mermaids like the books my mum writes.
Susie Day, 2012
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Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West
The first definitive study of a Civil War battle in the Trans-Mississippi shows how the battle of Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas dramatically altered the balance of power and helped ensure Union victory
William L. Shea, 1997
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Pea's Book of Big Dreams
So this is a book about me trying out the things a Pea might be - like a pet therapist or a footballer, or an artist - and if you aren't sure, maybe it will give you some ideas. (If you want to be a writer you should carry on with that, ...
Susie Day, 2013
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Oh Hogwash, Sweet Pea!
Sweet Pea is forever losing her shoes.
‎2003
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Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea
A culinary history of the protein-laden legume follows the peanut's rise from a lowly, messy snack food to its place in haute cuisine and on candy racks across America, and highlights the peanut's pioneers, economic influences, and role in ...
Andrew F. Smith, 2002
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The Penguin and the Pea
A brand new version of the classic fairy tale follows a lonely Penguin Prince who, while searching for his soulmate, finds his destiny in a mysteriously disheveled penguin who arrives at the castle, claiming to be a princess. Reprint.
Janet Perlman, 2006
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Pea Pod Babies
When three babies who are growing in a garden tire of everyone saying they are just alike, they pop free of their pod, set off on their own adventures, and prove that each is unique.
Karen Baicker, 2003
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The Little Pea
A little pea in a garden wants to be different from all the other peas, even though the other peas laugh at him, so he embarks on a journey during which he encounters a beautiful peacock, a ferocious tiger and a noisy elephant.
Éric Battut, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PEA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pea is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pea pods, raspberries and shiitakes
Marcia picked the pea pods today and got three quarts. Apparently we found a great spot to plant them this year because they have been very ... «Midland Daily News, Jul 15»
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Taking the pea: Village's vegetable contest allows entries bought …
A vegetable show has been slammed as “embarrassing” and “pathetic” after it permitted food purchased in supermarkets to be entered into ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Recipes: Lemon chicken and pea risotto | Veg lasagna
1. Finely grate the lemon zest, then juice. Place the chicken strips in a deep tin. Pour the juice and zest over. Cook for 15-20 minutes. 2. «Edinburgh Evening News, Jul 15»
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The peas corps: Yotam Ottolenghi's pea recipes
Is there any more family-friendly vegetable than the humble pea? The pea is there through the seasons – in its pod in the summer, frozen year ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Pea crop meeting expectations
Last week, Karl Meeske began harvesting this year's pea crop. Friday, Meeske was running the combine through one of the fields being grown for a seed dealer. «Imperial Republican, Jul 15»
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Pea shooters against cannon - Belvedere duo's offensive pales …
Alec office slider After sensational disclosures in March around the Belvedere Ponzi scheme, the news flow has slowed. That is the nature of ... «BizNews, Jul 15»
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3 Pea Dips for Summer Parties
I can't seem to decide if it's the irresistible flavors of these pea-based dips that I like the best, or if it's their sheer simplicity. The truth is I have ... «Healthy Eats, Jul 15»
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Why Is This Wild, Pea-Sized Tomato So Important?
And although you may never have occasion to nibble one of its tiny red fruits, no bigger than a shelled pea, you owe this humble, untamed ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
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Pea Ridge Elementary receives state PTA award
A different spin on a traditional event has won a Santa Rosa County school a Florida Parent Teacher Association award. Pea Ridge Elementary ... «Pensacola News Journal, Jul 15»
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The Mailbox: Adapt pea salad to your taste
Pea salad with tangy cream dressing ... Rebecca Rogers of Bloomington, Ind., is a vegetarian and is looking for a pea salad recipe that has a ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pea [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pea>. Jul 2020 ».
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