Definition of marrowfat pea in English:

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marrowfat pea

Pronunciation: /ˈmerōˌfat ˌpē/


A pea of a large variety that is processed and sold in cans.
Example sentences
  • 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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