pea soup

noun

Definition of pea soup

1 : a thick purée made of dried peas
2 : a thick fog

First Known Use of pea soup

1703

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pea soup

Definition of pea soup for English Language Learners

  • : a thick soup made of boiled dried peas

  • —used to describe heavy and thick fog


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