pigeon pea definition

  • noun:
    • A tropical African shrub (Cajanus cajan) for the pea family members, having trifoliolate leaves, yellowish or orange plants, hairy pods, and little delicious seeds.
    • A seed for this plant.
    • A tropical African plant (Cajanus cajan, previously Cajanus indicus), having delicious seeds.
    • The edible seed with this plant; dahl
    • See Pigeon-pea.
    • the seed of Cajanus Indicus; a type of pulse used for meals in the East and western Indies; in addition, the plant itself.
    • See Cajanus.
    • small highly wholesome seed regarding the tropical pigeon-pea plant
    • tropical woody herb with showy yellowish flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in tropics

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