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cowpea


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowpea  \Cow"pea`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  leguminous  plant  ({Vigna  Sinensis},  syn.  {V.  Catjang}) 
  found  throughout  the  tropics  of  the  Old  World.  It  is 
  extensively  cultivated  in  the  Southern  United  States  for 
  fodder,  and  the  seed  is  used  as  food  for  man. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowpea  \Cow"pea`\  (-p[=e]`),  n. 
  The  seed  of  one  or  more  leguminous  plants  of  the  genus 
  {Dolichos};  also  the  plant  itself  Many  varieties  are 
  cultivated  in  the  southern  part  of  the  United  States. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowpea 
  n  1:  fruit  or  seed  of  the  cowpea  plant  [syn:  {black-eyed  pea}] 
  2:  sprawling  Old  World  annual  cultivated  especially  in  southern 
  United  States  for  food  and  forage  and  green  manure  [syn:  {cowpea 
  plant},  {black-eyed  pea},  {Vigna  unguiculata},  {Vigna 
  sinensis}] 
  3:  eaten  fresh  as  shell  beans  or  dried  [syn:  {black-eyed  pea}] 




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