from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of several varieties of pea that produces large seeds. Also called marrow pea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large variety of pea that is often processed and sold in tins / cans
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rich but late variety of pea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of tall-growing, wrinkled pea.
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Not bad, and at £4.30 I could forgive the marrowfat peas.
We have a side dish of buttery peas with pancetta, and they are not the fresh kind but something verging on marrowfat, which makes this feel like an Italian dish by way of Salford.
Mary was at the top of a ladder stacking packets of marrowfat peas on the higher shelves.
Yes Harvest Festival season is here and it's time for schoolchildren to give an old person a giant marrow and some tins of marrowfat processed peas and out of date London Grill and baked beans.
But at present Dan Tugwell was as tender to the core as a marrowfat dallying till its young duck should be ready; because Dan was podding into his first love.
The day before yesterday Jan ate carrots with green peas, yesterday he had the leftovers, today she's cooking marrowfat peas, and tomorrow she's plan - ning to mash the remaining carrots with potatoes.
Not only can we commence the season with a dish possessing the true marrowfat flavour, but in the new maincrop varieties dwarf robust growth is combined with free-bearing qualities, while the size of both Peas and pods has been increased without in the smallest degree sacrificing flavour.
As everybody wants an early dish of Peas, sow one of the forward marrowfat varieties in pots, or on strips of turf laid grass-side downwards in boxes having movable bottoms that can be withdrawn by a dexterous hand when the transfer is made from frames to the open ground.
On fairly warm soils the first opportunity should be taken to sow one of the early dwarf marrowfat varieties in the open ground.
Numerous varieties of both fresh and dried shell beans are in use, including navy, marrowfat, pinto, and Lima beans.