pea soup


Definition of pea soup

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

Examples of pea soup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now the to-go-friendly spot sells some of the most authentic Jamaican fare in D-FW, with weekend specials like red pea soup, oxtail soup, and Mannish water (goat soup). Amanda Albee, Dallas News, 1 July 2021 There was only Alabama in 2020, and teams everyone knew Alabama was going to smash into split-pea soup. Joseph Goodman |, al, 11 June 2021 Cyanobacteria looks almost like pea soup, and floats on top of the water. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2021 In dishes such as split-pea soup with plantain and dumplings, and All Green Everything—a bowl of crisply sautéed baby okra, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts, garnished with purslane and spinach-and-basil pesto—the vegetables speak for themselves. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 7 May 2021 After the true tumble, a crew member posing as a concerned patron discreetly attached a tube that ran up Andre's body, enabling his Chris to projectile vomit — actually a combination of material including pea soup and vegetables. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2021 Earth, with its gravity and its pea soup atmosphere and its crowded orbit. Tade Thompson, Wired, 18 Dec. 2020 Split pea soup is eaten worldwide, and was supposedly sold by vendors of the streets of Athens about 500 to 400 BC. Judy Walker,, 7 Oct. 2020 Make Spanish pea soup) and smart substitutions (wanting to make broccoli and bowties, but finding herself without either broccoli or bowties, Garten used broccolini and cavatappi). Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of pea soup

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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5 Jul 2021

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“Pea soup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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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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