Definition of Black-eyed pea

1. Noun. Fruit or seed of the cowpea plant.

Exact synonyms: Cowpea
Generic synonyms: Legume
Group relationships: Cowpea, Cowpea Plant, Vigna Sinensis, Vigna Unguiculata



2. Noun. Sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure.
Exact synonyms: Cowpea, Cowpea Plant, Vigna Sinensis, Vigna Unguiculata
Terms within: Cowpea, Cowpea
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Vigna, Vigna

3. Noun. Eaten fresh as shell beans or dried.
Exact synonyms: Cowpea
Generic synonyms: Legume
Group relationships: Cowpea, Cowpea Plant, Vigna Sinensis, Vigna Unguiculata

Definition of Black-eyed pea

1. Noun. An African leguminous plant, of the genus ''Vigna'', widely cultivated as food and forage, specifically ''Vigna unguiculata unguiculata.'' ¹

2. Noun. The edible seed of these plants. ¹

3. Noun. (US South) Any pale bean with a black spot. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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black-billed cuckoo
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black-box testing
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black-capped tinamous
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black-crested antshrike
black-crested antshrikes
black-crowned night heron
black-dot ringworm
black-eyed Susan
black-eyed Susan vine
black-eyed Susans
black-eyed pea (current term)
black-eyed peas
black-footed albatross
black-footed cat
black-footed cats
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black-grouse
black-haired
black-handed gibbon
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black-headed gull
black-headed gulls
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Literary usage of Black-eyed pea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1907)
"The white black- eyed pea is undoubtedly identical also with the black-eyed pea of Jamaica, another common form of Vigna ..."

2. Year Book and Proceedings of the Annual Convention by American Seed Trade Association (1902)
"Farmers who grow black-eyed peas and gather the seed for seed purposes say that when they gather the seed for seed purposes that way that the black-eyed pea ..."

3. Proceedings, International Conference on Plant Breeding and Hybridization by C. Raveret-Wattel (1904)
"... with Black Eyed Marrowfat as the female and Mummy as the male parent, the former being a large, black-eyed pea and the latter a medium sized, white one. ..."

4. Memoirs by Horticultural Society of New York (1904)
"... with Black Eyed Marrowfat as the female and Mummy as the male parent, the former being a large, black-eyed pea and the latter a medium sized, white one. ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Common generic terms now in use in the South are "black-eyed pea" and "corn-field pea." While the cowpea and the catjang are now employed mostly for animal ..."

6. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1850)
"... the marrowfat, and the black-eyed pea. The yield on good soil is from twenty-five to forty bushels per acre. To destroy the pea-weevil, or bug, ..."

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