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also Ca·jan  (kā′jən)
A member of a group of people in southern Louisiana descended from French colonists exiled from Acadia in the 1700s.
Of or relating to the Cajuns or their culture.

[Alteration of Acadian.]
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1. (Peoples) a native of Louisiana descended from 18th-century Acadian immigrants
2. (Languages) the dialect of French spoken by such people
3. (Music, other) the music of this ethnic group, combining blues and European folk music
4. (Peoples) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of such people, their language, or their music
5. (Languages) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of such people, their language, or their music
6. (Music, other) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of such people, their language, or their music
[C19: alteration of Acadian; compare Injun for Indian]
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(ˈkeɪ dʒən)

1. a member of the traditionally Roman Catholic, French-speaking population of rural S Louisiana, descended largely from French colonists expelled from Acadia in 1755–63.
2. the form of French spoken by the Cajuns.
[1875–80; aph. variant of Acadian]
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Noun1.Cajun - a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia (`Cajun' comes from `Acadian')
Acadian - an early French settler in the Maritimes
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A. ADJcajún
Cajun cookerycocina f tipo cajún
B. N
1. (= person) → cajún mf
2. (Ling) → cajún m
A los habitantes del sur de Luisiana que hablan un dialecto francés se les llama Cajuns. Son los descendientes de los canadienses franceses expulsados de Nueva Escocia por los británicos en 1755, llamada entonces Acadia (Cajun es la forma acortada de Acadian). El dialecto combina francés arcaico con inglés y español, junto con algunas palabras y frases hechas indias. Tanto su comida picante como su música se conocen hoy en el mundo entero.
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adj [music, food, area] → cajun inv
(= person) → Cajun mf
(LINGUISTICS) (= language) → cajun m
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And we found out that the underutilised legumes include wingbean, which we call psophocapus tetragonolobus, kidney beans which is phaseolus vulgaris, bamabara groundnut (vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), Limabean (phaseolus lunatus), pigeon pea (caljanus cajan) and Mungbean (vigna radiata).
Hepatoprotective activity of Cajanus cajan against carbon tetrachloride induced liver damage.
Treatments were: T1- Mineral fertilization; T2-Crotalaria (Crotalaria juncea); T3- Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata); T4- Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris); T5- Lablab bean (Dolichos lablab); T6Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) and T7-Spontanous vegetation (control).
Pigeon pea is also known as cajanus cajan.It provides quality protein and improves soil structure.
Studies on heterosis for yield and its component traits on CGMS based pigeonpea Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Esta grande densidade de individuos exoticos no tratamento NU possivelmente se deve ao fato de que a especie exotica Cajanus cajan que foi plantada na area como parte do experimento, foi semeada em 24 nucleos por parcela, originando um grande numero de individuos.
The consortium of Urochloa species with leguminous semi-perennial plants as the guandu bean (Cajanus cajan) can result in the phytomass (Amabile et al., 2000) and nitrogen increment in the soil by biologic fixation (Henriksen et al., 2002).
The cereal crops tested were maize, sorghum, pearl and finger millet, and legumes: tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolias), cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), Bambara nut (Vigna subterranea), groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan. A second experiment was conducted to determine the effects of inorganic fertilizer and rhizobium inoculation on the growth and grain yield of field grown tepary bean.
Pigeon pea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh] is an important legume crop mostly cultivated in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean region (Saxena 2008).
R.: "Propiedades funcionales de las harinas de leguminosas (Phaseolus vulgaris y Cajanus cajan) germinadas", Revista Interciencia, Vol.