E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Father of Peasblossom, if Bottoms pedigree may be accepted.
I pray you commend me to Mistress Squash your mother, and to Master Peascod your father, good Master Peasblossom.Shakespeare: Midsummer Nights Dream, iii. 1.
Winter for shoeing, peascod for wooing. The allusion in the latter clause is to the custom of placing a peascod with nine peas in it on the door-lintel, under the notion that the first man who entered through the door would be the husband of the person who did so. Another custom is alluded to by Browne