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 for Pea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pea \Pea\ (p[=e]), n. [OF. peis. See Poise.]
     The sliding weight on a steelyard. [Written also pee.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pea \Pea\, n. (Naut.)
     See Peak, n., 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pea \Pea\, n.; pl. Peas (p[=e]z) or Pease (p[=e]z). [OE.
     pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum;
     cf. Gr. pi`sos, pi`son. The final s was misunderstood in
     English as a plural ending. Cf. Pease.]
     1. (Bot.) 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.
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     Note: When a definite number, more than one, is spoken of,
           the plural form peas is used; as, the pod contained
           nine peas; but, in a collective sense, the form pease
           is preferred; as, a bushel of pease; they had pease at
           dinner. This distinction is not always preserved, the
           form peas being used in both senses.
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     2. 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.
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     Note: The name pea is given to many leguminous plants more or
           less closely related to the common pea. See the
           Phrases, below.
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     Beach pea (Bot.), a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus.
        
  
     Black-eyed pea, a West Indian name for Dolichos
        sph[ae]rospermus and its seed.
  
     Butterfly pea, the American plant Clitoria Mariana,
        having showy blossoms.
  
     Chick pea. See Chick-pea.
  
     Egyptian pea. Same as Chick-pea.
  
     Everlasting pea. See under Everlasting.
  
     Glory pea. See under Glory, n.
  
     Hoary pea, any plant of the genus Tephrosia; goat's rue.
        
  
     Issue pea, Orris pea. (Med.) See under Issue, and
        Orris.
  
     Milk pea. (Bot.) See under Milk.
  
     Pea berry, a kind of a coffee bean or grain which grows
        single, and is round or pea-shaped; often used
        adjectively; as, pea-berry coffee.
  
     Pea bug. (Zool.) Same as Pea weevil.
  
     Pea coal, a size of coal smaller than nut coal.
  
     Pea crab (Zool.), any small crab of the genus
        Pinnotheres, living as a commensal in bivalves; esp.,
        the European species ({Pinnotheres pisum) which lives in
        the common mussel and the cockle.
  
     Pea dove (Zool.), the American ground dove.
  
     Pea-flower+tribe+(Bot.),+a+suborder+({Papilionace[ae]">Pea-flower tribe (Bot.), a suborder ({Papilionace[ae]) of
        leguminous plants having blossoms essentially like that of
        the pea. --G. Bentham.
  
     Pea maggot (Zool.), the larva of a European moth ({Tortrix
        pisi), which is very destructive to peas.
  
     Pea ore (Min.), argillaceous oxide of iron, occurring in
        round grains of a size of a pea; pisolitic ore.
  
     Pea starch, the starch or flour of the common pea, which is
        sometimes used in adulterating wheat flour, pepper, etc.
        
  
     Pea tree (Bot.), the name of several leguminous shrubs of
        the genus Caragana, natives of Siberia and China.
  
     Pea vine. (Bot.)
        (a) Any plant which bears peas.
        (b) A kind of vetch or tare, common in the United States
            ({Lathyrus Americana, and other similar species).
  
     Pea+weevil+(Zool.),+a+small+weevil+({Bruchus+pisi">Pea weevil (Zool.), a small weevil ({Bruchus pisi) which
        destroys peas by eating out the interior.
  
     Pigeon pea. (Bot.) See Pigeon pea.
  
     Sweet pea (Bot.), the annual plant Lathyrus odoratus;
        also, its many-colored, sweet-scented blossoms.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peak \Peak\ (p[=e]k), n. [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic
     origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp-pointed thing. Cf. Pike.]
     1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates
        in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. "Run your
        beard into a peak." --Beau. & Fl.
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     2. The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or
        range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or
        mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
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              Silent upon a peak in Darien.         --Keats.
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     3. (Naut.)
        (a) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; --
            used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards,
            peak-brails, etc.
        (b) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within
            it.
        (c) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. [In the
            last sense written also pea and pee.]
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     Fore peak. (Naut.) See under Fore.
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