black-eyed pea definition

  • noun:
    • See cowpea.
    • An African leguminous plant, associated with genus Vigna, extensively cultivated as food and forage, especially Vigna unguiculata unguiculata.
    • The edible seed of these flowers.
    • Any pale bean with a black place.
    • a West Indian title for Dolichos sphærospermus and its own seed.
    • fruit or seed associated with the cowpea plant
    • sprawling old-world yearly cultivated especially in south United States for food and forage and green manure
    • eaten fresh as shell beans or dried

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