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

Examples of field pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hot and Hot Tomato Salad – a towering stack of sliced tomatoes, field peas, corn kernels and fried okra pods crowned with a thick slice of bacon -- lives on, though. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 30 Apr. 2020 October-November: Remove tomatoes; plant cover crops such as fava beans, cow peas, field peas and phacelia. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, 5 Sep. 2019 Growers in Canada and the U.S. are expected to seed about 20% more field peas this year, government data show. Michael Hirtzer, latimes.com, 4 July 2019 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, 23 May 2018 This is me on my birthday eating cornbread and black-eyed field peas with rosé. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, 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, 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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“Field pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20pea. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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