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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Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "35 Fall Instagram Captions Perfect for Your Autumn Selfie," 29 Oct. 2018 Tides of garlic from Woldy Reyes’s chicken sotanghon, a Filipino favorite, mingled with the kick of smoked tofu from Xzherieh Niquae’s take on split pea, cut through with lime from Holly Sheppard’s pozole. Jeremy Allen, New York Times, "Building a Table for All: The Ascent of Queer Food Culture," 21 June 2018 The menu features cheeseburgers, potato salad, peas and carrots, and tropical fruit or a split pea soup, cottage cheese with fruit on romaine, wheat crackers and tropical fruit. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blue Star families honored," 13 July 2018 There is no way that yellow split peas will be tender in 12-14 minutes. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Spiced Dal with Fluffy Rice and Salted Yogurt," 19 Mar. 2018 Stir in the broth, split peas, potato, corn, paprika, and 1 tsp. Catherine Dibenedetto, Health.com, "3 Hearty One-Dish Vegan Recipes a Nutritionist Makes for Dinner," 30 Jan. 2018 The cook time on the split peas is much longer than listed. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Spiced Dal with Fluffy Rice and Salted Yogurt," 19 Mar. 2018 At least 97% of the soups that students made came from this book, from vibrant ginger carrot to savory split pea. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mezze platter still rocks, years after 'Moosewood'," 28 Feb. 2018 Yellow split pea soup, soothing and mild, lands on the table with a pork rib jutting out, the hilt thoughtfully wrapped in foil and the meat smoke incarnate. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Belarussian Xata, Hearty Fare to Keep the Spirits Light," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of split pea

1736, in the meaning defined above

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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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