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.
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.
seed of a pea plant
a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds
A climbing annual vine, cultivated in all temperate zones, and having compound leaves, small white flowers and edible seeds in a green, elongated pod.
The fruit of a climbing legume "Pisum sativum" grown extensively in temperate climates, consisting of a green pod to 10 cm long containing a row of soft, round green seeds which become hard and brown when ripe. The fully ripe seed is brown and used as animal and bird food in developed countries but may also be used as a pulse.
On a farm scale two types of pea are grown: Vining peas for human consumption, and combinable peas generally for livestock feed.
Peas are popular members of the legume family. There are many varieties of peas, some of which were cultivated by the Greeks and Romans long before Christian times. Peas are a fair source of protein, iron, and vitamin A.
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A pea is the small, edible round green bean which grows in a pod on the leguminous vine Pisum sativum, or in some cases to the immature pods. This legume is cooked as a vegetable in many cultures. Several other seeds of the family Fabaceae, most of them round, are also called peas; this article deals with the species Pisum sativum and its cultivars.