Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Carle or Carling Sunday [Pea Sunday].

 Cari’næ.Carlovin’gian Dyn’asty. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Carle or Carling Sunday [Pea Sunday].
The octave preceding Palm Sunday; so called because the special food of the day was carlingi.e. peas fried in butter. The custom is a continuation of the pagan bean-feast. The fifth Sunday in Lent.   1

 Cari’næ.Carlovin’gian Dyn’asty. 

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