Pronunciation: (pē),[key] —n., pl.peas,(Archaic or Brit. Dial.)pease; —adj.
—n. 1. the round, edible seed of a widely cultivated plant, Pisum sativum, of the legume family.
2. the plant itself.
3. the green, somewhat inflated pod of this plant.
4. any of various related or similar plants or their seed, as the chickpea.
5. something resembling a pea, esp. in being small and round.
—adj. 1. pertaining to, growing, containing, or cooked with peas: We cultivated some tomato vines and a pea patch. 2. small or small and round (usually used in combination).
3. See pea coal. Also called English pea, garden pea, green pea(for defs. 1, 2).