field pea

  1. a variety of the common pea, Pisum sativum arvense, grown for forage and silage.

Origin of field pea

First recorded in 1700–10

Words Nearby field pea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use field pea in a sentence

  • Daniel Tyler brought the California pea which in the early years grew so prolific as the field pea of Utah.

    The Mormon Battalion | B. H. (Brigham Henry) Roberts
  • The Canadian field pea is sometimes grown in the north as a green manure crop.

    The First Book of Farming | Charles L. Goodrich
  • 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
  • The common field pea, or speckled Jack, was one of the mainstays of the Confederacy.

  • There is a Bunch variety, that does not spread out like a mat over the soil, but grows upright like the common field pea.

    The Peanut Plant | B. W. Jones