HyperDic: cowpea

English > 3 senses of the word cowpea:
NOUNplantcowpea, black-eyed peafruit or seed of the cowpea plant
plantcowpea, cowpea plant, black-eyed pea, Vigna unguiculata, Vigna sinensissprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
foodcowpea, black-eyed peaeaten fresh as shell beans or dried
English > cowpea: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningfruit or seed of the cowpea plant.
Synonymblack-eyed pea
Part ofcowpea, cowpea plant, black-eyed pea, Vigna unguiculata, Vigna sinensissprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
BroaderlegumeThe fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
English > cowpea: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningsprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure.
Synonymscowpea plant, black-eyed pea, Vigna unguiculata, Vigna sinensis
Member ofVigna, genus Vignagenus of vines or erect herbs having trifoliate leaves and yellowish or purplish flowers
Partsblack-eyed pea, cowpeaEaten fresh as shell beans or dried
cowpea, black-eyed peafruit or seed of the cowpea plant
Broaderlegume, leguminous plantAn erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
Spanishcaupí, Vigna sinensis, vigna unguiculata
Catalanvigna unguiculata
English > cowpea: 3 senses > noun 3, food
MeaningEaten fresh as shell beans or dried.
Synonymblack-eyed pea
Part ofcowpea, cowpea plant, black-eyed pea, Vigna unguiculata, Vigna sinensissprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
BroaderlegumeThe seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)

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