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Why is a navy coat called a pea coat?

It actually stems from the cloth the jacket was made from which was referred to as "pilot cloth." Thus, the first letter was used and it was called a P-coat, and latter written as pea coat. Why it went from "P" to "Pea," I have no idea.

A peacoat is a sailor's heavy woolen double-breasted jacket. like this one:
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