field pea


: a small-seeded pea (Pisum sativum var. arvense) widely grown for forage, food, and green manure
also : its usually dried green or yellow seed compare split pea
: cowpea

Examples of field pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond the sandwiches, there are in-season vegetable sides like local field peas stewed with onions and fresh herbs, which are great to share alongside entrees including pan-roasted Carolina trout and succulent pork chops. Stephanie Burt, Saveur, 8 May 2024 A touch of honey and a bit of Dijon add sweetness with a kick to this pasta dish with field peas, tomatoes, and herbs. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 The Virginia Tidewater-style restaurant’s Uncle Gene’s Fish Sandwich is made with a daily catch, topped with Jimmy Sauce, hot sauce and field pea slaw. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 Several fish sandwiches have found their way onto the Jimmy Pearls menu, from Skate to Ma’s Catch, but the favorite is Uncle Gene’s fish sandwich: a local catch of the day dressed in field pea slaw and Jimmy sauce, a bright sweet-potato tartar with chow chow. Emiene Wright, Charlotte Observer, 24 Jan. 2024 Their African Diaspora collection includes crops like okra, field peas, and peanuts that originated in Africa and were brought to North America. Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Jan. 2024 Get The Recipe 23 of 38 Classic Fresh Field Peas Smoky ham hocks take these field peas up a notch, making this side dish absolutely irresistible. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 17 Jan. 2024 Cook fresh field peas and corn in bacon drippings and drizzle with a bright herb vinaigrette. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 21 Nov. 2023 Earlier recipes dating back to the 1800s called for cowpeas, red peas, or field peas. Paige Grandjean, Southern Living, 9 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of field pea was in 1707

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“Field pea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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