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 Cafe Lalibela's Red lentils and cabbage, chicken and yellow split peas. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 27 Feb. 2024 Known for its piled-high ham sandwiches and bowls of bean and split pea soups, Mike’s Famous Ham Place has been around for 50 years. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 5 Feb. 2024 Get the Recipe 12 Split Pea Soup With Ham For a truly Southern twist, this classic split pea soup is made with tasso, a type of Cajun-spiced ham. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 1 Nov. 2023 There was chicken soup, three-bean soup, several types of lentil soup and, on the coldest days in winter, split pea soup. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 The most popular dish was Juliette’s French recipe for split pea soup. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 Made from split peas, pea protein ($21, Amazon) contains all of the essential amino acids, but is low in one—methionine. Brierley Horton, Ms, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Jan. 2024 One of California’s most iconic roadside destinations closed suddenly this week, though guests hunting for a bowl of split pea soup might find it in Buellton again someday. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2024 Arrange artichokes, heads of lettuce, and lotus pods in similar colored vases, or use dry split peas as a vase filler. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1736, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 13 Jun. 2024.

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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