Earth-pea

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Earth-pea the hog-peanut
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. eorthe; cf. Dut. aarde, Ger. erde.

Usage

In literature:

Couldn't you have found somebody else, instead of getting, of all things on earth, somebody from the Sweet Peas Company?
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He is digging up the earth in his green boxes, and carefully sowing the seeds of the scarlet nasturtium, convolvulus, and sweet-pea.
"An "Attic" Philosopher, Complete" by Emile Souvestre
He dropped peas into the soft earth between the cornstalks, and planted them with his heel.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
It is sometimes called ground pea, or earth nut.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
My peas were up, and doing bravely, and the beans were about breaking through, for the earth was cracked all along the rows.
"The Clammer and the Submarine" by William John Hopkins
Earth-pea, germination of, 299.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
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