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cowpea Syllabification: cow·pea
Pronunciation: /ˈkouˌpē/

Definition of cowpea in English:


1A plant of the pea family native to the Old World tropics. It is an important pulse for animal feed and human consumption, both the pod and the seed being edible.
  • Vigna unguiculata, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • Other crop plants like peppers, cowpeas, clovers, legumes, and many others will be studied in the future.
  • Sorghum, millet, maize, cowpeas, and black-eyed peas are the main subsistence crops.
  • They planted two legume cover crops - Lana vetch and Clay Iron cowpeas.
1.1The seed of the cowpea plant as food.
Example sentences
  • Traditional rural staples are sweet potatoes, manioc, yams, corn, rice, pigeon peas, cowpeas, bread, and coffee.
  • Other crops include peanuts, beans, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, bananas, and cowpeas.
  • Other crops are sunhemp, cowpeas and pigeon peas.
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