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pease

 (pēz)
n. pl. pease or peas·en (pē′zən) Archaic
A pea.

[Middle English; see pea.]
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pease

(piːz)
n, pl pease
(Plants) an archaic or dialect word for pea
[Old English peose, via Late Latin from Latin pisa peas, pl of pisum, from Greek pison]
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pease

(piz)

n., pl. pease. Archaic.
1. pea.
2. Brit. Dial. a pl. of pea.
[before 900; Middle English pese, Old English peose, pise < Latin pisa, pl. (taken as feminine singular) of pisum < Greek píson pea, pulse]
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pease

- The early English singular for pea.
See also related terms for pea.
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References in classic literature ?
``Your stable,'' said he, ``is there your bed there; and,'' reaching down a platter with two handfuls of parched pease upon it from the neighbouring shelf, and placing it upon the table, he added,
The knight returned him thanks for his courtesy; and, this duty done, both resumed their seats by the table, whereon stood the trencher of pease placed between them.
a visage, joined to the brawny form of the holy man, spoke rather of sirloins and haunches, than of pease and pulse.
You appear a man more fit to win the ram at a wrestling match, or the ring at a bout at quarter-staff, or the bucklers at a sword-play, than to linger out your time in this desolate wilderness, saying masses, and living upon parched pease and cold water.''
Your keeper is ever a jovial fellow; and none who beheld thy grinders contending with these pease, and thy throat flooded with this ungenial element, could see thee doomed to such horse-provender and horse-beverage,''
For wheat, barley, and oats, they ask too much labor; but with pease and beans you may begin, both because they ask less labor, and because they serve for meat, as well as for bread.
Horticulture seemed, however, to have been abandoned in the deserted kitchen-garden; and where cabbages, carrots, radishes, pease, and melons had once flourished, a scanty crop of lucerne alone bore evidence of its being deemed worthy of cultivation.
"Munny, my iron's twite told; pease put it down to warm."
There are eight mares at Pease's Folly Farm Stud, on 120 acres of Somerset land.
When Mike and Susan Pease and Don and Carol Van Houten wake up in the morning, they're already in close proximity.
"About 98 percent of breaches aren't malicious," said Robert Pease, vice president of marketing and business management of MessageGate, Inc., an email management company.
A BIG Whitsun holiday welcome to the following new members: 161891, Mason Davies, Castle Bromwich' 161892, Grace Amos, Stechford' 161893, Eleanor Long, Shirley' 161894, Matthew Insley, Castle Bromwich' 161895, Tyler Pease, Kings Heath' 161896, Kimberley Pease, Kings Heath' 161897, Rory McCloskey, Four Oaks' 161898, Cian McCloskey, Four Oaks' 161899, Jake Thompson, Aston' 161900, Harrison Coates, Yardley Wood.