pea soup


Definition of pea soup

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

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First Known Use of pea soup

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pea soup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pea soup

: a thick soup made of boiled dried peas
informal used to describe heavy and thick fog

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