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A pea of a large variety which is processed and sold in cans.
- ‘They are as different from the fat autumn turnips as petit pois are from marrowfat peas.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Our own wonderful scotch broth - better than France's hip pot au feu - is hearty and wholesome, thick with barley, vegetables, marrowfat peas and beef or lamb.’
- ‘Huge plastic tubs of dried marrowfat peas would have to be left to soak overnight before being steamed in the morning.’
- ‘Fish or steak are the traditional options, but you could go for the Dundee classic, the Buster, a plate of marrowfat peas, liberally doused with vinegar.’
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