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split pea

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noun
  1. a dried green pea, split and used especially for soup.
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Origin of split pea

First recorded in 1730–40
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  • They are smooth, rounded, or discoid cysts, varying in size from a split-pea to a Tangerine orange.

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British Dictionary definitions for split pea

split pea

noun
  1. a pea dried and split and used in soups, pease pudding, or as a vegetable
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