from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pigeon pea.
  • n. See cowpea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Vigna unguiculata subsp. cylindrica, a subspecies of cowpea native to Africa, a densely-branched shrubby perennial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pigeonpea or Kongo pea, Cajan Cajan. See Cajan and dholl.
  • n. The cow-pea or chowlee, Vigna Sinensis. See Vigna, and cow-pea, under pea.


Dutch katjang, from Malay kachang, pea, bean.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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