split pea


Definition of split pea

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Note: If using split peas and/or navy beans, soak them overnight before cooking them in a saucepan that is separate from the booyah. Journal Sentinel Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Comfort foods for an uncomfortable time: the era of coronavirus," 24 Mar. 2020 Sharma took inspiration from his Cincinnati chili experiences when developing this robust vegetarian stew, which is made with creamy lentils, split peas and beans. NBC News, "7 hearty and easy chili recipes top chefs and food bloggers love," 20 Mar. 2020 Bring friends or family to split a combo platter, with your choice of dishes including split peas, spiced beef or crispy pieces of fish. oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 Above, from left: cranberry beans, lentils, black beans, chickpeas, red kidney beans, split peas, pinto beans and cannellini beans. Melissa Clark, NYT Cooking, "How to Cook Beans," 13 Mar. 2018 Add the cooked split peas, koftas and cilantro, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "Magic meatballs: Dallas chefs share recipes for their Italian and Afghan specialties," 17 Feb. 2020 That means five kinds of beans: split peas, lentils, chickpeas, red kidney beans, and black beans. Carey Polis, Bon Appétit, "My Favorite Place for Soup Is Hidden in a Pizza Restaurant," 18 Dec. 2019 Among other products, Santorini's cherry tomatoes, white eggplant, and famous split pea, a super-meal in itself, are unique. Timothy O'grady, Condé Nast Traveler, "For the Real Santorini, Visit During Off-Season," 15 Nov. 2019 The split peas cooked in about 15 minutes, just like the recipe says. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Spiced Dal with Fluffy Rice and Salted Yogurt," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of split pea

1736, in the meaning defined above

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“Split pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20pea. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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split pea


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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