A pea of a large variety that is processed and sold in cans.
- They are as different from the fat autumn turnips as petit pois are from marrowfat peas.
- Huge plastic tubs of dried marrowfat peas would have to be left to soak overnight before being steamed in the morning.
- There is also a lack of authenticity: you are unlikely to find classic Scotch broth, bulging with barley, marrowfat peas, vegetables and an entire runner of beef, rammed into a tin.
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Syllabification: mar·row·fat pea
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