snap pea

noun

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

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Asparagus, snap peas, string beans, snow peas, greens, and bok choy are all great contenders. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Stir-Fry Like Your Life Depends on It," 4 May 2018 In the same large bowl with dressing, toss snap peas, cucumber, radishes, scallions, and lettuce. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Korean Steak Salad with Sugar Snaps and Radishes," 16 Aug. 2018 Those include leafy greens, tomatoes, carrots, celery, cucumber, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, garlic, beets, snap peas, 100% whole grains, beans, lentils, chickpeas and peas. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About a Diabetic Diet," 23 Aug. 2017 Stir in garlic, snap peas, corn, cabbage, radishes, kimchi and butter. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Secret to Making Summer Vegetables Sing," 23 Aug. 2018 This easy vegetarian soup showcases springtime's finest greens including asparagus and snap peas. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spring Minestrone Soup," 18 Apr. 2018 Her team ended up serving seared scallops with lentils and snap pea salad in the appetizer round. Tracy Swartz, chicagotribune.com, "South Loop contestant vows to win 'MasterChef' wedding challenge as team captain," 11 July 2018 Swap out broccoli for snap peas or cauliflower, or cashews for peanuts. Chris Ross, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Time-saving cashew chicken," 10 Apr. 2018 More often, my decision is to leave well enough alone, to cut the tomatoes into wedges and drizzle them with the best olive oil, to boil the corn and lavishly butter it, to eat the snap peas out of hand. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "Repertoire: Apricot toast is the summer grilling recipe you need," 10 July 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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