a variety of the common pea, Pisum sativum arvense, grown for forage and silage.
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Origin of field pea
First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for field pea
The pea of our kitchen gardens is more delicate than the field-pea, and suffers from frost and drought.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
It is little cultivated in gardens at the North, though sometimes grown as a field-pea in the Canadas.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr