Definition of Pigeon pea

1. Noun. Tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in the tropics.

Exact synonyms: Cajan Pea, Cajanus Cajan, Catjang Pea, Dahl, Dhal, Pigeon-pea Plant, Red Gram
Terms within: Cajan Pea, Dahl
Group relationships: Cajanus, Genus Cajanus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



2. Noun. Small highly nutritious seed of the tropical pigeon-pea plant.
Exact synonyms: Cajan Pea, Dahl
Generic synonyms: Pea
Group relationships: Cajan Pea, Cajanus Cajan, Catjang Pea, Dahl, Dhal, Pigeon-pea Plant, Red Gram

Definition of Pigeon pea

1. Noun. A tropical African plant (qualifier Cajanus cajan formerly Cajanus indicus), having edible seeds. ¹

2. Noun. The edible seed of this plant; dahl ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigeon Pea

pigeon-holes
pigeon-holing
pigeon-livered
pigeon-pea plant
pigeon-toed
pigeon berry
pigeon breast
pigeon chest
pigeon droppings
pigeon guillemot
pigeon hawk
pigeon hole
pigeon holes
pigeon loft
pigeon pair
pigeon pea (current term)
pigeon toes
pigeoned
pigeoneer
pigeoneers
pigeonfoot
pigeongram
pigeongrams
pigeonhawk
pigeonhawks
pigeonhole
pigeonhole principle
pigeonholeable
pigeonholed
pigeonholer

Literary usage of Pigeon pea

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In India the pigeon-pea forms a pulse of general use. The former variety is called also Angola pea and Kongo pea. PIGEON SHOOTING. See TRAP-SHOOTING. ..."

2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Pigeon-pea, the fruit of the leguminous shrub Cajanus indicus, a native of India, ... In India the pigeon-pea forms a pulse of general use. ..."

3. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"As a low hedge plant the pigeon pea is extremely valuable in tropical countries. ... It is possible to obtain a dense pigeon-pea hedge 2 or 3 feet in ..."

4. Subtropical Vegetable-gardening by Peter Henry Rolfs (1916)
"pigeon pea (Cajanus indicus) There are several varieties of this tropical legume. It may grow for several years, forming a tall woody shrub; but is perhaps ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"PIGEON-PEA (Cajanus). A genus of plants of the natural order Leguminosa;, ... Tested at the Louisiana Experiment Station, the pigeon-pea was found very ..."

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