[Sca-cooks] peas vs. beans
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Oct 13 18:49:00 PDT 2011
<<< So what determines whether something is considered a bean and when
it is considered a pea? Now and in period? >>>
To which Ranvaig answered in part:
<<< Beans are of the genus Phaseolus.
Peas are of the genus Pisum.
peas have tendrils and beans do not
peas have a hollow stem and beans have a solid stem.
In general peas have slick vines and beans have hairy vines that enable
them to cling.
Bean is used for a lot of different
things and usually tagged by shape.
Thanks. I didn't know of these differences. But since most people
don't mention these differences when talking about beans and peas, I
guess I'm just going to depend upon the word they use in their
messages to determine where a message should go. It's also a concern
where readers might go when looking for something.
<<< In period, it will depend on the language too. Or are you only
asking about English? >>>
That does bring up some interesting questions.
Was this difference between peas and beans used in period in English?
Do other languages make a distinction between the two? Now or in period?
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
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