Definition of cowpea in English:

cowpea

Syllabification: cow·pea
Pronunciation: /ˈkouˌpē
 
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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
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    • 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.
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    • 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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