peascod (n.) Old form(s): Pescod
pea-plant, pea-pod
2H4 II.iv.378[Hostess to Falstaff] I have known thee these twenty-nine years, come peascod-time [i.e. at the time of year when peas form in their pods]
AYL II.iv.47[Touchstone to Rosalind and Celia, of Jane Smile] I remember the wooing of a peascod instead of her [i.e. acting out a love scene before a plant]
KL I.iv.195[Fool to Gonerill, of Lear] That's a shelled peascod [i.e. nothing remaining]
TN I.v.152[Malvolio to Olivia, of the age of Viola as Cesario] as a squash is before 'tis a peascod
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