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snow pea

noun
1.
a variety of the common pea, Pisum sativum macrocarpon, having thin, flat, edible pods that are used in cookery.
Also called sugar pea.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • The sugar snap pea is the result of a cross between the snow pea and an unusual tightly podded pea with thick walls.

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