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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pea, n.; pl. Peas or 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.
 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, Cicer, Abrus, 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 Phrases, below.
 Beach pea Bot., a seashore plant, Lathyrus maritimus.
 Black-eyed pea, a West Indian name for Dolichos sphærospermus 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 (Papilionaceæ) 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) 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glo·ry n.
 1. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown.
    Glory to God in the highest.   --Luke ii. 14.
    Spread his glory through all countries wide.   --Spenser.
 2. That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor.
    Think it no glory to swell in tyranny.   --Sir P. Sidney.
    Jewels lose their glory if neglected.   --Shak.
    Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown.   --Young.
 3. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.
    In glory of thy fortunes.   --Chapman.
 4. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven.
    Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.   --Ps. lxxiii. 24.
 5. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line.
 Note:This is the general term; when confined to the head it is properly called nimbus; when encircling the whole body, aureola or aureole.
 Glory hole, an opening in the wall of a glass furnace, exposing the brilliant white light of the interior. --Knight.
 Glory pea Bot., the name of two leguminous plants (Clianthus Dampieri and C. puniceus) of Australia and New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers.
 Glory tree Bot., a name given to several species of the verbenaceous genus Clerodendron, showy flowering shrubs of tropical regions.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 glory pea
      n : any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having
          compound leaves and pealike red flowers in drooping
          racemes [syn: clianthus]