Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of tall-growing, wrinkled pea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A rich but late variety of pea.

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  • noun A large variety of pea that is often processed and sold in tins / cans

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • Not bad, and at £4.30 I could forgive the marrowfat peas.

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  • Mary was at the top of a ladder stacking packets of marrowfat peas on the higher shelves.

    Brooklyn

  • Mary was at the top of a ladder stacking packets of marrowfat peas on the higher shelves.

    Brooklyn

  • Mary was at the top of a ladder stacking packets of marrowfat peas on the higher shelves.

    Brooklyn

  • 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and it's time for schoolchildren to give an old person a giant marrow and some tins of marrowfat processed peas and out of date London Grill and baked beans.

    Harvest Festival

  • 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and it's time for schoolchildren to give an old person a giant marrow and some tins of marrowfat processed peas and out of date London Grill and baked beans.

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  • 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and it's time for schoolchildren to give an old person a giant marrow and some tins of marrowfat processed peas and out of date London Grill and baked beans.

    Harvest Festival

  • 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.

    Springhaven

  • 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.

    The Diary Of A Young Girl

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  • (n.) a pea of a large variety which is processed and sold in cans. (Oxford Dictionary of English)

    July 26, 2008