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peas(e) and rice

[W Car, rice and peas idem] n. 1. a traditional dish of PIGEON PEASand rice cooked together with tomato sauce and seasonings: 1918 Heavy pots of pease and rice (Parsons 6). (Gen.)

2. [from resemblance of dark and light pattern to above] a style of plaiting light and dark STRAW ¹ together: 1981 Plait designs may include peas and rice, snake skin and Bahama mama (Guardian, July 1). (Black)

Tags: food, noun, straw work

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Last update: 2012-12-02 00:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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