Definition of petits pois in English:

petits pois

Line breaks: pe¦tits pois
Pronunciation: /ˌpətɪ ˈpwɑː
 
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noun

Young peas that are picked before they are grown to full size.
More example sentences
  • The protein-packed power breakfast menu one morning included juicy fried chicken spiked with loads of black pepper and garlic, served with salad and a hefty dollop of mayonnaise, and sautéed kidneys and onions with petits pois.
  • The second course followed, starring fresh green peas, two ways: Petits pois en brandade, velouté de petits pois, et pain grillé.
  • Some of this glamour still attaches to the French petits pois, which are not a separate variety but ordinary peas harvested very young.

Origin

French, literally 'small peas'.

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