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

Examples of snap pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slated to open in North Beach this spring, Shuggie’s will prioritize produce that local farms would have otherwise tossed as well as parts of ingredients that normally get thrown away, such as cauliflower greens and snap pea ends. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco's getting an ambitious new pizzeria that centers pies made with food waste," 17 Nov. 2020 Chop up cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, snap peas and carrots for this little number. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "6 green salads for a touch of spring cheer," 16 Apr. 2020 Fold in asparagus, snap peas, tarragon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, adding 1/4 to 1/3 cup pasta water if pasta seems dry. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pasta Primavera," 14 Apr. 2020 Her mustard vinaigrette pairs perfectly with a simple green bean snap pea salad, and the chicken stock is a great base for soups and gravy. Sarah Thomas Drawbaugh, Bon Appétit, "This Cookbook Is My Wellness Roadmap," 2 Nov. 2019 The Lucky Chow host grows the snappiest snap peas, and the views aren’t bad either. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appétit, "Forward All Our Mail to Danielle Chang's Gorgeous Rooftop Garden," 13 Sep. 2019 For the sweetest flavor, use snap peas as soon as possible. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Beef: Here's why it's leaner than ever and a source for several nutrients," 2 Nov. 2019 That little strings that run up the side of a snap pea shell. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "Before You Eat or Cook Snap Peas, You've Got to Do This," 19 June 2019 The magazine is less keen on high-moisture vegetables, such as bell peppers, snow peas, snap peas, asparagus and mushrooms. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Frozen vegetables are so easy to cook with — and they’re much better than you think," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of snap pea

1978, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2020

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“Snap pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snap%20pea. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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