split pea

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

Origin:
1730–40

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

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Split pea, spinach and lentil dishes are also on the menu for vegetarians.
It should have the consistency of fairly thin split pea soup.
Completed pulp should be the consistency of split pea soup.
Warm up with this delicious vegetarian split pea soup.
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