snow pea


Definition of snow pea 

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

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These sweet peas are a cross between English and snow peas. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "Sweet peas a tasty pairing with this fresh sole dish," 3 June 2018 Past outbreaks have been blamed on basil from Peru, snow peas from Guatemala and cilantro from Mexico. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "McDonald’s Removes Salads Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak in Midwest," 13 July 2018 The cafeteria served congee and snow peas, and the staff offered services and classes in not just Mandarin, but also the multiple southern Chinese dialects that are commonly spoken in Chinatown. Frank Shyong,, "Chinatown's only hospital will reopen as an outpatient clinic," 6 July 2018 Picture red tomatoes, green snow peas and orange mango. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Freestyle Poké: 5 things to know about River Market's popular Hawaiian-style cafe," 2 July 2018 The visual presentation warranted extra points — those scallops, gently coated by a light, bacon-y soubise sauce, were nestled against a pale green risotto of spring peas, snow peas and pea shoots. Tim Smith,, "Food Market still draws crowds, delivers imaginative fare in Hampden," 31 May 2018 On a second rimmed baking sheet, toss snow peas with oil, crushed red pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Hoisin Chicken and Snow Peas," 18 Apr. 2018 The assortment of vegetables, including tender mushrooms and crisp snow pea pods, were impressive but were matched with a sauce that was thin and light in application, leaving me looking for more. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "August Moon serves traditional Chinese food with a modern touch. You'll feel right at home," 11 Apr. 2018 Add the snow peas and cook for 1 minute, until crisp-tender and bright green. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Spread joy: Cook with peanut butter | The Sacramento Bee," 3 Apr. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of snow pea

: a type of pea whose flat outer part and seeds may be eaten

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