pea soup


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

Examples of pea soup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 2 million bowls of pea soup served annually. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 For the rest of the trip the river had the color and opacity of pea soup. Alec Luhn, Scientific American, 19 Dec. 2023 Teyana Taylor Hilariously Hops Up the Met Gala Steps in Her Skintight Thom Browne Skirt: Watch Underneath the plate of fried food, followers could catch a glimpse of the Met Gala's official menu, which included dishes like salmon, asparagus and pea soup. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 2 May 2023 So, what exactly is turning our skies into pea soup? Jackie Appel, Popular Mechanics, 7 June 2023 At that point, the clouds are squeezed down and are in contact with the land’s surface, forming the kind of beach fog that can seem as thick as pea soup, but leaving sunny skies just a few miles inland. Paul Duginski, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2023 And the varieties are endless–from tortilla soup to pea soup to bean soup, there’s something for everyone! Natalie Rizzo, Women's Health, 17 Mar. 2023 Original Game Boy games default to the pea soup-green tones of the original screen. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 9 Feb. 2023 One of the trickiest meal scenes to pull off for both Dyas and Kappes was a symbolically surreal one that involved Princess Diana anxiously eating a bowl of green nettle and pea soup along with pieces of her shattered pearl necklace. Tomris Laffly, Variety, 5 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pea soup was in 1703

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“Pea soup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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