cowpea

[ kou-pee ]

noun
  1. a plant, Vigna unguiculata, extensively cultivated in the southern U.S. for forage, soil improvement, etc.

  2. the seed of this plant, used for food.

Origin of cowpea

1
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; cow1 + pea1

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British Dictionary definitions for cowpea

cowpea

/ (ˈkaʊˌpiː) /


noun
  1. a leguminous tropical climbing plant, Vigna sinensis, producing long pods containing edible pealike seeds: grown for animal fodder and sometimes as human food

  2. Also called: black-eyed pea the seed of this plant

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