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Pea definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PEA, n. [L. pisum.] A plant and its fruit of the genus Pisum, of many varieties. This plant has a papilionaceous flower,and the pericarp is a legume, called in popular language a pod. In the plural, we write peas, for two or more individual seeds, but pease, for an indefinite number in quantity of bulk. We write two,three or four peas, but a bushel of pease. [This practice is arbitrary.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: seed of a pea plant used for food
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, pea plant]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural peas; also pease) Usage: often attributive Etymology: back-formation from Middle English pease (taken as a plural), from Old English pise, from Latin pisa, plural of pisum, from Greek pison Date: 1611 1. a. a variable annual Eurasian vine (Pisum sativum) of the legume family that is cultivated especially for its rounded smooth or wrinkled edible protein-rich seeds b. the seed of the pea c. plural the immature pods of the pea with their included seeds 2. any of various leguminous plants related to or resembling the pea usually used in combination or with a qualifying term <chickpea> <black-eyed pea>; also the seed of such a plant 3. something resembling a pea (as in size or shape)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a a hardy climbing plant, Pisum sativum, with seeds growing in pods and used for food. b its seed. 2 any of several similar plants (sweet pea; chick-pea). Phrases and idioms: pea-brain colloq. a stupid or dim-witted person. pea-green bright green. pea-souper Brit. colloq. a thick yellowish fog. Etymology: back-form. f. PEASE (taken as pl.: cf. CHERRY)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pea Pea, n. [OF. peis. See Poise.] The sliding weight on a steelyard. [Written also pee.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pea Pea, n. (Naut.) See Peak, n., 3.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pea Pea, n.; pl. Peasor Pease. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. Pease.] 1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus Pisum, of many varieties, much cultivated for food. It has a papilionaceous flower, and the pericarp is a legume, popularly called a pod. Note: When a definite number, more than one, is spoken of, the plural form peas is used; as, the pod contained nine peas; but, in a collective sense, the form pease is preferred; as, a bushel of pease; they had pease at dinner. This distinction is not always preserved, the form peas being used in both senses. 2. A name given, especially in the Southern States, to the seed of several leguminous plants (species of Dolichos, Cicer, Abrus, etc.) esp. those having a scar (hilum) of a different color from the rest of the seed. Note: The name pea is given to many leguminous plants more or less closely related to the common pea. See the Phrases, below. Beach pea (Bot.), a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus. Black-eyed pea, a West Indian name for Dolichos sph[ae]rospermus and its seed. Butterfly pea, the American plant Clitoria Mariana, having showy blossoms. Chick pea. See Chick-pea. Egyptian pea. Same as Chick-pea. Everlasting pea. See under Everlasting. Glory pea. See under Glory, n. Hoary pea, any plant of the genus Tephrosia; goat's rue. Issue pea, Orris pea. (Med.) See under Issue, and Orris. Milk pea. (Bot.) See under Milk. Pea berry, a kind of a coffee bean or grain which grows single, and is round or pea-shaped; often used adjectively; as, pea-berry coffee. Pea bug. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Pea weevil. Pea coal, a size of coal smaller than nut coal. Pea crab (Zo["o]l.), any small crab of the genus Pinnotheres, living as a commensal in bivalves; esp., the European species (P. pisum) which lives in the common mussel and the cockle. Pea dove (Zo["o]l.), the American ground dove. Pea-flower tribe (Bot.), a suborder (Papilionace[ae]) of leguminous plants having blossoms essentially like that of the pea. --G. Bentham. Pea maggot (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a European moth (Tortrix pisi), which is very destructive to peas. Pea ore (Min.), argillaceous oxide of iron, occurring in round grains of a size of a pea; pisolitic ore. Pea starch, the starch or flour of the common pea, which is sometimes used in adulterating wheat flour, pepper, etc. Pea tree (Bot.), the name of several leguminous shrubs of the genus Caragana, natives of Siberia and China. Pea vine. (Bot.) (a) Any plant which bears peas. (b) A kind of vetch or tare, common in the United States (Lathyrus Americana, and other similar species). Pea weevil (Zo["o]l.), a small weevil (Bruchus pisi) which destroys peas by eating out the interior. Pigeon pea. (Bot.) See Pigeon pea. Sweet pea (Bot.), the annual plant Lathyrus odoratus; also, its many-colored, sweet-scented blossoms.

Webster's 1913 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. --Keats. 3. (Naut.) (a) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc. (b) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it. (c) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. [In the last sense written also pea and pee.] Fore peak. (Naut.) See under Fore.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(peas) Peas are round green seeds which grow in long thin cases and are eaten as a vegetable. N-COUNT: usu pl


Landing Facility TypeAIRPORT
Airport CodePEA
FAA DistrictNONE
County StateIA
City NamePELLA
Owner TypePU
Facility UsePU
Facility City, State, Zip"PELLA, IA 50219"
Aeronautical chart on which the airport facility appearsCHICAGO
Distance from the central business district of the associated city to the airport in nautical miles01
Direction of airport from the central business district of the associated cityW
NASP/Federal Agreement CodeN
Joint UseN
Military Landing RightsN
Control TowerN
Based Single Engine General Aviation Aircraft023
Based Multi-engine general aviation aircraft003
Based Jet engine general aviation aircraft002
General Aviation, Local Operations006858
General Aviation - Itinerant Operations002494
State FIPS code19
State Postal CodeIA
Total domestic enplanements (inbound plus outbound)68

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