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cow·pea

 (kou′pē′)
n.
1. An annual African plant (Vigna unguiculata) in the pea family, widely cultivated in warm regions for food, forage, and soil improvement.
2. An edible seed of this plant. In both senses also called black-eyed pea.

cowpea

(ˈkaʊˌpiː)
n
1. (Plants) a leguminous tropical climbing plant, Vigna sinensis, producing long pods containing edible pealike seeds: grown for animal fodder and sometimes as human food
2. (Plants) Also called: black-eyed pea the seed of this plant

cow•pea

(ˈkaʊˌpi)

n.
1. a forage plant, Vignaunguiculata, of the legume family, extensively cultivated in the southern U.S.
2. the seed of this plant, used for food.
Also called black-eyed pea.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowpea - fruit or seed of the cowpea plant
legume - the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
cowpea plant, Vigna sinensis, Vigna unguiculata, black-eyed pea, cowpea - sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
2.cowpea - sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manurecowpea - sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
black-eyed pea, cowpea - eaten fresh as shell beans or dried
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
genus Vigna, Vigna - genus of vines or erect herbs having trifoliate leaves and yellowish or purplish flowers; of warm or tropical regions; most species often placed in genus Phaseolus
black-eyed pea, cowpea - fruit or seed of the cowpea plant
3.cowpea - eaten fresh as shell beans or driedcowpea - eaten fresh as shell beans or dried
legume - the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
cowpea plant, Vigna sinensis, Vigna unguiculata, black-eyed pea, cowpea - sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
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THE Country Representative of Open Forum on Agriculture Biotechnology (OFAB), Dr Rose Gidado has said that the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea is almost set for commercialization.
Among their topics are improving cultivation practices for the common bean Phaseolus vulgaris, developing improved varieties of lentil, preventing mycotoxin contamination in groundnut cultivation, improving the cultivation of the cowpea in West Africa, the efficient and sustainable production of faba bean, and developing improved varieties of pigeonpea.
Pulses:- 32 high-yielding varieties of pulses comprising 10 of chickpea, 6 of lentil, 4 of cowpea, 3 of mungbean, 2 each of pigeonpea, horse gram and field pea, 1 each of urdbean, rajmash and faba bean were released for different agro-ecological region.
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butachlor+dhaincha+1 HW, butachlor + 2 mechanical weeding, butachlor + cowpea + 1 HW, 2 HW and weedy check as sub plot treatments.
Several scientists have been working with cereal- legume intercropping systems and proved its success compared to the monocrops [16] Some studies have indicated that intercropping was more productive than sole cropping because of the complimentary effect of intercrops such studies included amaranth with cowpea, cucumber with cowpea [11], maize with cowpea [16] and cassava with cowpea [17]
Common Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) Retention
Nine improved cowpea genotypes along with a local check were subjected to different sowing dates and agro-chemical treatments with the aim of determining their levels of response especially when exposed to zero insecticide treatment.
Cowpea is an important food crop in underdeveloped regions, mainly for arid and semi-arid regions, where water scarcity and salinity are limiting factors.
Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the effects of six years of repeated CTS amendment on the chemical and physical properties of soil and investigated cowpea yield in a treated sandy soil.