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)

Examples of snow pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among his favorite dishes are the shrimp egg rolls and snow pea tips. Christina Tkacik,, "Szechuan House to close after nearly three decades in Lutherville," 30 Dec. 2020 Instead, their texture is reminiscent of a snow pea — crisp but giving — and their flavor is fresh and pronounced, not at all dulled by heat. Washington Post, "Smashed Vegetables With Grains and Citrus-Soy Sauce," 7 Sep. 2020 Add snow peas and beef and simmer until vegetables are just tender, 3 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Thai Beef and Vegetable Curry," 31 Mar. 2020 There’s passion in the crackling skin of crispy duck and the electric green shimmer of choy sum greens, Chinese broccoli and snow pea leaves. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Phoenix Chinese Cafe restaurant hits and misses with 3 menus, dim sum, authentic and standard, on San Antonio’s North Side," 12 Mar. 2020 The best approach, Lin says, is to order several different entrees and sides for everyone to sample—such as steamed or fried whole snapper, sauteed snow pea leaves, Chinese broccoli, pork with fresh bamboo shoots, and jalapeño beef. Eric Velasco, al, "This restaurant and market serves some of Birmingham’s most authentic Chinese food," 21 Jan. 2020 Add the edamame, rice and snow peas completing the circle. cleveland, "Colorful bowl recipe perfect for Mother’s Day," 8 May 2020 Radishes, cabbage, asparagus, and snow peas make up the bulk of your farmers’ market hauls now, and citrus is still holding on for one last month of grapefruit, Meyer lemon, and orange recipes. Sunset Magazine, "The Recipes You Should Be Cooking This March," 26 Feb. 2020 Snap or snow peas: Both have edible pods and can still be planted while weather is cool. Pam Peirce,, "10 easy food crops for your Bay Area food garden during coronavirus pandemic," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of snow pea

1949, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2021

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“Snow pea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of snow pea

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

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