marrowfat pea

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The marrowfat is a particularly large variety of pea, first described in Philip Miller's Gardener's Dictionary (1733). The name (marrow pea was a former synonym) is an allusion to the succulent fatty substance in bone cavities, widely regarded as a delicacy.

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