from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A variety of the common pea (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon), having a soft pod that lacks the fibrous inner lining of the common pea.
- noun The edible young flat pod of this plant.
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- noun A
cultivarof pea, Pisum sativumhaving an edible pod.
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- noun green peas with flat edible pods
- noun variety of pea plant producing peas having thin flat edible pods
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Perhaps so called because peas in general are a cool-weather crop and snow peas sown or planted in the first part of spring can be harvested early in the growing season.]
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