from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A pea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. form of pea, then later of peas
- v. To make peace between (conflicting people, states etc.); to reconcile.
- v. To bring (a war, conflict) to an end.
- v. To placate, appease (someone).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pea.
- n. A plural form of Pea. See the Note under Pea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pea. See pea.
- n. Peas collectively. For the distinction between peas and pease, see pea.
- n. A small size of coal: same as pea-coal.
- Same as peace.
Middle English; see pea.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English pise, from Late Latin pisa, variant of Latin pisum ("pea"), from Ancient Greek πίσον (pison), variant of πίσος (pisos). (Wiktionary)
From Anglo-Norman paiser, pesser et al., Old French paisier, aphetic form of apaisier ("to appease"). Probably also partly from aphetic use of appease. (Wiktionary)