split pea


Definition of split pea

: a dried hulled pea (such as a field pea) in which the cotyledons usually split apart

Examples of split pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a salad week and a waffle week and a split pea soup week. Star Tribune, 13 July 2021 After McCoy secured the seven supervisors’ support, his husband picked him up from City Hall and drove him home for a bowl of split pea soup, bread and tea. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Aug. 2021 Over the course of several weeks, our tester made a wide variety of soups and sauces, including split pea, lentil veggie, broccoli cheddar, ramen broth and tomato sauce. Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2021 The menu features spicy beef rendang, yellow split pea dal with fried curry leaves, curry laksa noodle soup, African peanut curry and chicken masala curry puffs. Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2020 Blue-green algae, which are actually bacteria, make the water look like split pea soup and can create a swampy odor and a telltale green scum along the shoreline. Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, 26 Nov. 2020 This easy split pea dip is made with yellow lentils and turmeric for a gorgeous golden hue that stands out on the app table. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, 20 Oct. 2020 Garten’s recipes tend to stay on the Western side of comfort cooking, i.e. starchy and creamy, with recipes like chicken pot pie and split pea soup. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, 30 Oct. 2020 Discard bay leaf and transfer split pea mixture, including any liquid, to food processor. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of split pea

1736, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2021

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“Split pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20pea. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of split pea

: a dried pea that has had the outer skin removed and that is split into two parts


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