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Definition of Pea


  1. The sliding weight on a steelyard.
  2. See Peak, n., 3.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Pea Translations

pea in Afrikaans is ertjie
pea in Dutch is erwt
pea in French is pois
pea in German is Erbse
pea in Italian is pisello
pea in Latin is legumen
pea in Norwegian is ert
pea in Portuguese is ervilha
pea in Spanish is chicharo, guisante