split pea


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pea protein powder is a supplement made from the yellow split pea. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 May 2022 Plates land before us, piled precariously high with fried calamari and grilled shrimp, bowls of bubbling-hot split pea soup, and a whole grouper, smothered in herbs. Christopher Garis, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Jan. 2022 There’s a lemon-rice soup, long a staple at local Greek restaurants; mushroom queso birria tacos; an aguachile appetizer; chicken souvlaki; split pea falafel; and a chicken shawarma skewer. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 May 2022 Other rotating soup options are Cuban black bean, chicken noodle, tomato and split pea and dumplings. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 18 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1736, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of split pea was in 1736

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“Split pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20pea. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

split pea

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