pisello

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Italian[edit]

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piselli nei loro baccelli‎ ― peas in their pods

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pisellum, diminutive of Latin pisum, from Ancient Greek πίσον(píson).

Note: Modern Greek has "reborrowed" the Italian plural piselli for its common word for pea (singular): μπιζέλι(bizéli).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈzɛl.lo/, [piˈz̪ɛl̺l̺o]
  • Rhymes: -ɛllo
  • Hyphenation: pi‧sèl‧lo

Noun[edit]

pisello m (plural piselli)

  1. pea (plant and vegetable)
  2. (vulgar, slang) cock, pickle (penis)

Derived terms[edit]