field pea

noun

Definition of field pea 

1 : 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

2 : cowpea

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This newest paper builds on a major study published in Nature in 2014, finding that elevated levels of carbon dioxide reduced the amount of zinc and iron found in wheat, rice, field peas and soybeans. New York Times, "How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less Nutritious," 23 May 2018 This is me on my birthday eating cornbread and black-eyed field peas with rosé. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Oprah Reveals the Buttery Carb Indulgence She's Enjoying on Her 64th Birthday: 'Favorite Meal!'," 29 Jan. 2018 The Daily Siftings Herald Arkadelphia, Arkansas Founded: 1920 Just like flour or field peas, the news needs to be sifted too. Southern Living, "Best Small Town Newspaper Names in the South," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of field pea

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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