snap pea


Definition of snap pea

: a cultivated pea that has edible usually round pods easily snapped like beans and that is classified with the snow pea as a variety (Pisum sativum macrocarpon)

called also sugar snap pea

Examples of snap pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At South, Rempel Family Farm will have its first-of-the-year sugar snap peas, along with plenty of other items, including lettuces, greens, baby carrots, squash blossoms, zucchini and herbs. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Vegetables are mature earlier than farmers have ever seen; flowers are ready to go," 19 July 2019 Add snap peas, snow peas and scallions, and toss to combine. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Seared Coconut-Lime Chicken with Snap Pea Slaw," 6 May 2019 Next come string beans, snap peas, and snow peas, which cook in just minutes and turn the dish into a full meal, with various shades of green and crispy-tender textures. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "You'll Never Look at Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast the Same After Making This Stir Fry," 24 July 2019 Blanch the snap peas until bright green and slightly softened, about 2 minutes. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Amanda Haas shares her signature recipes," 14 Sep. 2019 Millard has a way with vegetables, coaxing maximum flavor out of asparagus or carrots, snap peas or mushrooms. Michael Russell,, "Everything Southeast Portland’s Coquine does, it does well (2019 review)," 4 Aug. 2019 In a blender, combine the snap peas and mint syrup. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Leslie Kirchhoff, Ice Cube Artist, Shares 3 Spring Cocktail Recipes," 14 May 2019 How about beans, or sugar-snap peas or cauliflower? Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Vegetables are mature earlier than farmers have ever seen; flowers are ready to go," 19 July 2019 The highlight is the coniglio e animelle, rabbit three ways: tender legs, sausage, and sweetbreads, topped with giant capers, crunchy snap peas, and a braise sauce sweetened with mostarda, made with apricot, pear, orange, and mustard. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Rezdôra Brings Northern Italy to New York City," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of snap pea

1978, in the meaning defined above

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