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cowpea

Syllabification: cow·pea
Pronunciation: /ˈkouˌpē
 
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Definition of cowpea in English:

noun

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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