split pea
noun Date: 1736 a dried hulled pea (as a field pea) in which the cotyledons usually split apart

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  • split pea — split′ pea′ n. coo a dried green pea, split and used esp. for soup …   From formal English to slang

  • split pea — ► NOUN ▪ a pea dried and split in half for cooking …   English terms dictionary

  • split pea — ☆ split pea n. a green or yellow pea that has been shelled, dried, and split: used esp. for making soup …   English World dictionary

  • split pea — noun count a dried PEA that has been divided in half …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • split pea — noun : a dried hulled pea in which the cotyledons usually split apart * * * a dried green pea, split and used esp. for soup. [1730 40] * * * split pea see under ↑pea1 • • • Main Entry: ↑split * * * split pea UK US noun [countable] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • split pea — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms split pea : singular split pea plural split peas a dried pea that has been divided in half …   English dictionary

  • split pea — /splɪt ˈpi/ (say split pee) noun a dried and split pea, either green or yellow, used in soups, stews, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Split pea — Split peas are the dried peeled and split seeds of Pisum sativum . They come in yellow and green varieties. They have been mechanically split so that they will cook faster.Yellow split peas are sometimes wrongly referred to as a synonym for the… …   Wikipedia

  • split-pea — noun dried hulled pea; used in soup • Hypernyms: ↑green pea, ↑garden pea …   Useful english dictionary

  • split pea — a dried green pea, split and used esp. for soup. [1730 40] * * * …   Universalium

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