pea soup

noun

Definition of pea soup 

1 : a thick purée made of dried peas

2 : a thick fog

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The warm glow of a street lamp struggles to cut through the pea soup, but the details of the scene remain indefinite, blurry, faintly mysterious, the people’s faces shrouded in shadow, the sky grainy and gray on the old-fashioned film. Andrew Lanham, The New Republic, "Michael Ondaatje’s Haunting Pasts," 8 June 2018 Headlines on trade these days are like leftover pea soup—sometimes hot, sometimes chilly, always unsatisfying. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Welcome to the U.S.-China Cold Soup War," 21 May 2018 The care with which the Miss Ollie’s crew curates the perfect frying environment, however, yields supernatural results. *** Red pea soupMarinate whole goat with lime, salt, thyme and sugarcane vinegar. Ali Bouzari, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housemade: The science behind the skillets at Miss Ollie’s in Oakland," 16 May 2018 Other hits: Rich English pea soup, juicy sliders, and a generous meat and cheese board with duck rillettes and chicken liver mousse. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Let's Eat: Ovens back on at Fishtown pizza landmark," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of pea soup

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pea soup

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pea soup

: a thick soup made of boiled dried peas

—used to describe heavy and thick fog

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