snow pea


: a cultivated pea with flat edible pods that is classified with the snap pea as a variety (Pisum sativum macrocarpon)

Examples of snow pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Triple Pea Salad With Crunchy Farro English, snap and snow peas come together for a supremely crunchy salad that is the epitome of spring. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2024 Use yellow bell peppers with snow peas for more dramatic color. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Feb. 2024 Some have miso or fish sauce in the dressing, while others are sprinkled with fennel pollen or replace romaine with snow peas. Priya Krishna, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 The entrée salads start with a bed of crunchy, refreshing cabbage, snow pea pods, and edamame. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Dec. 2023 David leads the kitchen of nine chefs, who turn out tender sweet shrimp and crisp bell peppers cloaked in black bean sauce; squiggles of soy-sauced lamb in a heap of broccoli, red chiles and baby corn; and glistening snow peas and asparagus in a wash of garlic sauce. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 The same goes for vegetables such as mushrooms, cauliflower, and snow peas, which also contain mannitol. Korin Miller, Health, 7 Aug. 2023 Kohlrabi and Apple Salad Kohlrabi joins apple, carrots and snow peas for a delightfully crunchy salad. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 23 June 2023 Swap for low-sodium chicken broth to reduce the sodium content, but don't skimp on the sliced snow pea pods and shredded carrots that make up the delicious Asian-style slaw. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snow pea was in 1949

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“Snow pea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

snow pea

: a cultivated pea that has flat edible pods
also : the pods
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