- a thick soup made from split peas.
- Informal. a dense, yellow fog.
Origin of pea soup
First recorded in 1705–15
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Examples from the Web for pea soup
And the last time we went there, there was pea-soup for dinner!A Little Dinner at Timmins's
William Makepeace Thackeray
It was kind of him; and as I had at least earned my pea-soup and gruel, I took his advice.Tramping with Tramps
The next time the pea-soup was placed on the table, he could scarcely touch it.Skipper Worse
Alexander Lange Kielland
Again he wants some pea-soup; I seize a ladle and a pot and run to get it.The Birds
On pork days pea-soup is made, or "yellow broth," as sailors call it.The Log of a Sea-Waif
Frank T. Bullen