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pease

[peez] /piz/
noun, plural pease or peasen [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/ (Show IPA). Archaic.
1.
a pea.
2.
British Dialect. a plural of pea1 .
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English pese, Old English peose, pise < Late Latin pisa feminine singular use of plural of Latin pisum (neuter) < Greek píson pea, pulse
Related forms
peaselike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for peaselike

pease

/piːz/
noun (pl) pease
1.
an archaic or dialect word for pea
Word Origin
Old English peose, via Late Latin from Latin pisa peas, pl of pisum, from Greek pison
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Word Origin and History for peaselike

pease

Old English; see pea, of which this is the etymologically correct form.

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