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pigeon pea

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Definition of pigeon pea in English:

noun

1An edible dark red tropical pea-like seed: pigeon peas and rice and stew [as modifier]: pigeon-pea flour
More example sentences
  • Popular Caribbean staples include pigeon peas and rice, and ‘callaloo,’ a dish made from callaloo greens, okra, salted pork, crab, and fresh fish.
  • Peas with rice, a dietary staple, consists of dried pigeon peas and rice prepared with thyme and other spices.
  • Be sure also to try ‘pelau’ buttery pigeon peas and tasty rice and try the desserts - ‘kurma’ and ‘sawine’.
2The woody Old World plant which yields pigeon peas, with pods and foliage that are used as fodder.
  • Cajanus cajan, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • The farmers in the village grew ragi, cow pea, pigeon pea, green gram, jowar, horse gram and sesame.
  • Sorghum and pigeon pea, for example, are grown as intercrops in drier parts of India.
  • Rotation of potato, mint, rice, wheat and pigeon pea can bring double the profit.

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