Peacebreaker to Pease
(Peace"break`er) n. One who disturbs the public peace. Peace"break`ing, n.
1. Possessing or enjoying peace; not disturbed by war, tumult, agitation, anxiety, or commotion; quiet; tranquil; as,
a peaceful time; a peaceful country; a peaceful end.
2. Not disposed or tending to war, tumult or agitation; pacific; mild; calm; peaceable; as, peaceful words.
Syn. See Peaceable.
Peace"ful*ly, adv.. Peace"ful*ness, n.
(Peace"less), a. Without peace; disturbed. Sandys.
(Peace"mak`er) n. One who makes peace by reconciling parties that are at variance. Matt.
(Peach) v. t. [See Appeach, Impeach.] To accuse of crime; to inform against. [Obs.] Foxe.
(Peach), v. i. To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice. [Obs. or Colloq.]
If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this.Shak.
Guinea, or Sierra Leone, peach, the large edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous
climbing shrub of west tropical Africa. Palm peach, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree Peach
color, the pale red color of the peach blossom. Peach-tree borer (Zoöl.), the larva of a clearwing
moth (Ægeria, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family Ægeriidæ, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring
in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. See Illust. under Borer.
(Peach) n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. pêche, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum)
a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.] (Bot.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit,
containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it In the
wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
(Peach"-col`ored) a. Of the color of a peach blossom. "Peach-colored satin." Shak.
(Peach"er) n. One who peaches. [Low] Foxe.
(Pea"chick`) n. (Zoöl.) The chicken of the peacock.
(Peach"y) a. Resembling a peach or peaches.
(Pea"cock`) n. [OE. pecok. Pea- in this word is from AS. peá, pawa, peacock, fr. L. pavo,
prob. of Oriental origin; cf. Gr. Per. taus, tawus, Ar. tawus. See Cock the bird.]
1. (Zoöl.) The male of any pheasant of the genus Pavo, of which at least two species are known, native
of Southern Asia and the East Indies.
The upper tail coverts, which are long and capable of erection, are each marked with a black spot bordered
by concentric bands of brilliant blue, green, and golden colors. The common domesticated species is
Pavo cristatus. The Javan peacock (P. muticus) is more brilliantly colored than the common species.
2. In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a peafowl.