split pea

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split pea

n
(Cookery) a pea dried and split and used in soups, pease pudding, or as a vegetable

split′ pea′


n.
a dried green pea, split and used esp. for soup.
References in classic literature ?
He served the company through the noon meal, although it was all he could do to refrain from capsizing the big tureen of split-pea soup over the head of Simon Nishikanta.
I start with a fully cooked ham shank and a few bags of dry pebble-like split-peas. They come in yellow, which is consistent with French-Canadian culture, and green, which is more prevalent here.