Definition of snap pea in English:

snap pea

noun

  • another term for sugar snap
    • ‘It depends on the type of pea, of which there are three: shelling peas, snap peas, and snow peas (also called Chinese or mangetout peas).’
    • ‘Throw in a couple of snap peas and mangetouts so that the children discover they can eat the pod as well.’
    • ‘Edible-pod snap peas such as ‘Sugar Snap’ and supersweet corns such as ‘Butterfruit’ have become standards in many vegetable gardens.’
    • ‘For snap peas, Sugar Snap is an old-time favourite with excellent taste.’
    • ‘Add snap peas and steam until tender, about two minutes.’