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 Some of the most gorgeous scallops around come with a snap pea salad tossed with sorrel sauce and liquid ribbons of tonnato — Italy’s treasured tuna sauce — broadened to include pureed fava beans. Washington Post, 27 July 2021 My dining companion devoured a snap pea salad swimming in green goddess dressing and furikake., 20 May 2021 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,, 17 Nov. 2020 Chop up cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, snap peas and carrots for this little number. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, 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, 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, 2 Nov. 2019 The Lucky Chow host grows the snappiest snap peas, and the views aren’t bad either. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appétit, 13 Sep. 2019 For the sweetest flavor, use snap peas as soon as possible. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 2 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of snap pea

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Snap pea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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