Definition of Cowpea

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

Exact synonyms: Black-eyed Pea
Generic synonyms: Legume
Group relationships: Black-eyed Pea, 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.

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

Definition of Cowpea

1. n. The seed of one or more leguminous plants of the genus Dolichos; also, the plant itself. Many varieties are cultivated in the southern part of the United States.

2. n. A leguminous plant (Vigna Sinensis, syn. V. Catjang) found throughout the tropics of the Old World. It is extensively cultivated in the Southern United States for fodder, and the seed is used as food for man.

Definition of Cowpea

1. Noun. the black-eyed pea, ''Vigna unguiculata'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cowpea

1. a black-eyed pea [n -S]

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cowpea (current term)
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Literary usage of Cowpea

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1. Lost Crops of Africa: Volume Ii: Vegetables by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"Although hardly known in global terms, cowpea constitutes Subsaharan ... West Africa's farmers alone grow cowpea on an estimated 6 million hectares. ..."

2. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"CHAPTER XXI cowpeaS THE cowpea is really not a pea at all but a bean, being indeed the one most commonly cultivated for human food in the Old World before ..."

3. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"ORTON, WA The Wilt Disease of the cowpea and its Control. Bureau of Plant Industry, ... F. Wilt Disease of Cotton, Watermelon, and cowpea. Div. Veg. ..."

4. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"The cowpea is grown considerably in Delaware as a general farm crop both for seed ... The vetch is not quite so rich in potash as the cowpea, and crimson ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The cowpea is never a true climber, being without tendrils, ... The cowpea, although belonging to the genus Vigna, is closely related to species of the ..."

6. Elements of Agriculture, Southern and Western by W. C. Welborn, H. Ness, Charles Emerson Sanborn, R. P. Marstellar (1908)
"The cowpea was originally a tropical plant, and in the tropics varieties may now be ... The seed of the cowpea is now being saved in some of the states by ..."

7. Meadows and Pastures by Joseph Elwyn Wing (1911)
"cowpea.—The cow- pea, called appropriately in Europe the China bean (Vigna ... The strong points of the cowpea are that it will grow on very poor soil, ..."

8. Lost Crops of Africa: Volume Ii: Vegetables by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"Although hardly known in global terms, cowpea constitutes Subsaharan ... West Africa's farmers alone grow cowpea on an estimated 6 million hectares. ..."

9. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"CHAPTER XXI cowpeaS THE cowpea is really not a pea at all but a bean, being indeed the one most commonly cultivated for human food in the Old World before ..."

10. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"ORTON, WA The Wilt Disease of the cowpea and its Control. Bureau of Plant Industry, ... F. Wilt Disease of Cotton, Watermelon, and cowpea. Div. Veg. ..."

11. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"The cowpea is grown considerably in Delaware as a general farm crop both for seed ... The vetch is not quite so rich in potash as the cowpea, and crimson ..."

12. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The cowpea is never a true climber, being without tendrils, ... The cowpea, although belonging to the genus Vigna, is closely related to species of the ..."

13. Elements of Agriculture, Southern and Western by W. C. Welborn, H. Ness, Charles Emerson Sanborn, R. P. Marstellar (1908)
"The cowpea was originally a tropical plant, and in the tropics varieties may now be ... The seed of the cowpea is now being saved in some of the states by ..."

14. Meadows and Pastures by Joseph Elwyn Wing (1911)
"cowpea.—The cow- pea, called appropriately in Europe the China bean (Vigna ... The strong points of the cowpea are that it will grow on very poor soil, ..."

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