from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of erect densely branched shrubby perennials of Old World tropics; naturalized in other warm regions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Leguminosæ, one species of which, C. Indicus, furnishes a sort of pulse used in tropical countries. It is a shrub from 3 to 10 feet high, and a native of the East Indies, but now extensively cultivated throughout the tropics, in numerous varieties. The plant is called cajan, pigeon pea, Angola pea, Congo pea, etc.
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- n. erect densely branched shrubby perennials of Old World tropics; naturalized in other warm regions
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