pigeon pea

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pigeon pea

n.
1. A shrub (Cajanus cajan) of the pea family, having trifoliolate leaves, yellow to reddish flowers, and small edible seeds, and widely cultivated in tropical regions.
2. A seed of this plant.

[From the use of its seeds as pigeon feed.]

pigeon pea

n
(Plants) another name for dhal

pi′geon pea`


n.
1. a tropical shrub, Cajanuscajan, of the legume family, with showy yellow flowers.
2. its brown, edible seed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigeon pea - tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in the tropics
cajan pea, dahl, pigeon pea - small highly nutritious seed of the tropical pigeon-pea plant
Cajanus, genus Cajanus - erect densely branched shrubby perennials of Old World tropics; naturalized in other warm regions
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.pigeon pea - small highly nutritious seed of the tropical pigeon-pea plant
pea - seed of a pea plant used for food
cajan pea, Cajanus cajan, catjang pea, dahl, dhal, pigeon pea, pigeon-pea plant, red gram - tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in the tropics
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LUNCH: gungo pea soup, salads; fruit platter; fried jerk chicken; roast hake; pork; corn rice; herb roasted sweet potatoes; steamed cauliflower and carrots; carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
It uses pigeon peas, or gungo peas as they are referred to in the UK.
Total calories per serving: 186 Fat: 13 grams Carbohydrates: 7 grams Protein: 14 grams Sodium: 3 milligrams Fiber: 3 grams Three Bean Stew (Serves 4) Broad beans, gungo peas (pigeon peas), and red peas (kidney beans) can be substituted with any three beans of your choice.
Jamaicans tend to use kidney beans, but Monica's family in Carriacou have always used pigeon peas or gungo peas.