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  • n. A leguminous climbing plant, of the genus Mucuna, the spiculae of which are sometimes used as a mechanical vermifuge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See cowhage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cowhage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing
  • n. pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey

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