Share this entry
marrowfat pea Line breaks: mar¦row|fat pea
Pronunciation: /ˈmarə(ʊ)fat ˌpiː/

Definition of marrowfat pea in English:


A pea of a large variety which 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.
Definition of marrowfat pea in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources