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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Cucumber and Pigeon Pea Soup (Dosakaya Pappu) (Toor Dal – split pigeon peas - Cajanus cajan) 4.
Bitter Gourd with Pigeon Pea-Tamarind Sauce (Pahakai Pitlai Kozhumbu) (Toor Dal – split pigeon peas - Cajanus cajan, Chana Dal – split skinless Desi chickpeas - Cicer arietinum, and Urad Dal – split black gram – Vigna mungo) 7.
Pigeon Peas and Tomatoes (Tamatar Dal) (Toor Dal – split pigeon peas - Cajanus cajan) 8.
Lemon Pigeon Pea Soup (Rasam) (Toor Dal – split pigeon peas - Cajanus cajan) 6.
Spicy Vegetable and Pigeon Pea Soup (Sambar) (Toor Dal – split pigeon peas - Cajanus cajan) 2.
Steamed Bean Cakes (Dal Idli) (Urad Dal – split black gram - Vigna mungo, Moong Dal – split mung beans - Vigna radiata, and Toor Dal - split pigeon peas - Cajanus cajan) 9.
Cajanus cajan is also known as the Congo or gunga pea and, in the Caribbean, as gandules.
Important diseases and pests of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) in Africa by Walter J Kaiser
The houses were built upon raised platforms, and in the little fenced fields the Cajanus
The vegetation was that of the Calumbo road, but not so utterly sunburnt: there were dwarf fields of Manioc and Thur (Cajanus indicus), and the large wild cotton shrubs showed balls of shortish fibre.