Definition of Red gram

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, Pigeon-pea Plant
Terms within: Cajan Pea, Dahl, Pigeon Pea
Group relationships: Cajanus, Genus Cajanus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Gram

red fescue
red fescues
red fever
red fibres
red fire
red flag
red fox
red foxes
red giant
red giant star
red giants
red ginger
red goatfish
red goods
red goosefoot
red gram (current term)
red grouse
red guard
red guards
red gum
red hair
red half-moon
red haw
red heat
red helleborine
red hepatisation
red herring
red herrings
red hot
red huckleberry

Literary usage of Red gram

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

1. A Manual of the District of Vizagapatam, in the Presidency of Madras by David Freemantle Carmichael (1869)
"The black gram is gathered in September, the red gram in January. 2nd. Aruga and red gram are sown together in July and August. The Aruga is cut in December ..."

2. Memorandum on the Progress of the Madras Presidency During the Last Forty by Seshayangar Srinivasa Raghavaiyangar (1893)
"... of red-gram ... 3 cart-loads of straw 40 bundles of castor plants 40 bundles of red-gram ... B8. A. Total . ..."

3. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"red gram (Dolichos catjang), grown all over India. Red and white gram (Dolichos catjang), from Vizagapatam and Nepal ..."

4. Pathogenic microörganisms: A Practical Manual for Students, Physicians, and by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams, Charles Krumwiede (1920)
"Gram-negative organisms stain red, gram-positive blue. The tissues stain brilliantly in shades of red and purple. ..."

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