snow pea


a variety of the common pea, Pisum sativum macrocarpon, having thin, flat, edible pods that are used in cookery.

Nearby words

  1. snow job,
  2. snow leopard,
  3. snow lily,
  4. snow line,
  5. snow mold,
  6. snow pear,
  7. snow pellet,
  8. snow pellets,
  9. snow plant,
  10. snow pudding

Origin of snow pea

First recorded in 1945–50

Also called sugar pea. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019