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Definition: everlasting pea
n : any of several perennial vines of the genus Lathyrus
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Definition: Everlasting pea
, n.; pl. Peas
. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or
OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final
s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf.
1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus Pisum
many varieties, much cultivated for food. It has a
papilionaceous flower, and the pericarp is a legume,
popularly called a pod.
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.
2. A name given, especially in the Southern States, to the
seed of several leguminous plants (species of Dolichos
, etc.) esp. those having a scar (hilum)
of a different color from the rest of the seed.
Note: The name pea is given to many leguminous plants more or
less closely related to the common pea. See the
(Bot.), a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus
, a West Indian name for Dolichos sph[ae]rospermus
and its seed.
, the American plant Clitoria Mariana
having showy blossoms.
. See Chick-pea
. Same as Chick-pea
. See under Everlasting
. See under Glory
, any plant of the genus Tephrosia
; goat's rue.
, Orris pea
. (Med.) See under Issue
. (Bot.) See under Milk
, a kind of a coffee bean or grain which grows
single, and is round or pea-shaped; often used
adjectively; as, pea-berry coffee.
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Pea weevil
, a size of coal smaller than nut coal.
(Zo["o]l.), any small crab of the genus
, living as a commensal in bivalves; esp.,
the European species (Pinnotheres pisum
) which lives in
the common mussel and the cockle.
(Zo["o]l.), the American ground dove.
(Bot.), a suborder (Papilionace[ae]
leguminous plants having blossoms essentially like that of
the pea. --G. Bentham.
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of a European moth
), which is very destructive to peas.
(Min.), argillaceous oxide of iron, occurring in
round grains of a size of a pea; pisolitic ore.
, the starch or flour of the common pea, which is
sometimes used in adulterating wheat flour, pepper, etc.
(Bot.), the name of several leguminous shrubs of
the genus Caragana
, natives of Siberia and China.
(a) Any plant which bears peas.
(b) A kind of vetch or tare, common in the United States
, and other similar species).
(Zo["o]l.), a small weevil (Bruchus pisi
which destroys peas by eating out the interior.
. (Bot.) See Pigeon pea
(Bot.), the annual plant Lathyrus odoratus
also, its many-colored, sweet-scented blossoms.
1. Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing
without end; immortal; eternal. “The Everlasting God.”
--Gen. xx1. 33.
2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period;
perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong
intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence.
I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . .
. the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession.
--Gen xvii. 8.
And heard thy everlasting yawn confess
The pains and penalties of idleness. --Pope.
Syn: Eternal; immortal, interminable; endless; never-ending;
infinite; unceasing; uninterrupted; continual;
Usage: -- Everlasting
. Eternal denotes (when
taken strictly) without beginning or end of duration;
everlasting is sometimes used in our version of the
Scriptures in the sense of eternal, but in modern
usage is confined to the future, and implies no
intermission as well as no end.
Whether we shall meet again I know not;
Therefore our everlasting farewell take;
Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius. --Shak.
. Sane as Everlasting
, n., 3.
, an ornamental plant (Lathyrus latifolius
) related to the pea; -- so called because it