Definitions

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

  • n. A tropical African shrub (Cajanus cajan) of the pea family, having trifoliolate leaves, yellow or orange flowers, hairy pods, and small edible seeds.
  • n. A seed of this plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tropical African plant (Cajanus cajan, formerly Cajanus indicus), having edible seeds.
  • n. The edible seed of this plant; dahl

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Pigeon pea.
  • n. the seed of Cajanus Indicus; a kind of pulse used for food in the East and West Indies; also, the plant itself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Cajanus.

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

  • n. small highly nutritious seed of the tropical pigeon-pea plant
  • n. tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in the tropics

Etymologies

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

From the use of its seeds as pigeon feed.

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