split pea



a dried green pea, split and used especially for soup.

Origin of split pea

First recorded in 1730–40
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Historical Examples of split pea

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British Dictionary definitions for split pea

split pea


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