Definition of Horse gram
1. Noun. Twining herb of Old World tropics cultivated in India for food and fodder; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos.
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Macrotyloma, Macrotyloma
Lexicographical Neighbors of Horse Gram
Literary usage of Horse gram
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain India Office (1908)
"... or horse-gram, and 62 square miles under gram. Oilseeds were grown on 98 square miles. ... horsegram ..."
2. A Manual of the District of Vizagapatam, in the Presidency of Madras by David Freemantle Carmichael (1869)
"... (CAJANUS INDICUS); horse gram, ... lamp oil seeds, and horse gram. In the pure sandy soil is only raised a red dye ..."
3. A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar by Francis Hamilton, East India Company (1870)
"... or Horse-gram, and it lasts for a month : after twenty or twenty-five days the crops are ... but five are required to bring the Horse-gram to maturity. ..."
4. Reports on the Agricultural Conditions, Capabilities, and Prospects of the by Robertson W. R. (William Rowntrie) (1881)
"The next important crops are the pulses, Horse-gram _ . ... Horse-gram is the . most important, it occupies, about three-fourths of the entire area under ..."
5. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"... the common horse gram plant, is grown in many parts of India. ... horse gram, . . ,, Kulti, . HIND., MAHR. ..."