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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.
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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
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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.]
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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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Derivatives of vitamin B thiamine, riboflavin and such that are present in cowpeas have a very positive effect on heart health as it stimulates adequate blood flow and keeps the arteries and blood vessels in good shape to keep the heart performing properly.
Our results showed that hemipteran species richness on cowpeas in northeastern Brazil was greater than other studies conducted in similar agronomic growing regions of the country.
Mr Pelekekae noted that 2 599 farmers comprising 1 339 males and 126 females, were issued with 9.97 metric tons of sorghum, 66.55 metric tons of maize and 18.8 metric tons of cowpeas with balances of 2.5 metric tons of sorghum and 0.8 metric tons of cowpeas
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Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata), also known as Southern peas or field peas, are a versatile crop--so versatile, they could be considered the vegetable version of a Swiss army knife.
He called on the Council of Governors to engage the Agriculture ministry so that counties can have a role in the running of the cereals board.Dr Kumantha said that owing to heavy rainfall from March to June, maize, beans, greengrams and cowpeas thrived leading to ample harvests.
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Although the nutritional value of cowpeas has been well studied (Rivas-Vega et al., 2006; Kabas et al., 2007), very little is known about the existing levels of primary and secondary metabolites in reproductive structures of the test cowpea cultivars with respect to host plant resistance to M.
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Purdue Improved Crop Storage, known as PICS, was designed specifically for farmers in west and central Africa to store cowpeas, also known as black-eyed peas, in hermetic triple-layer plastic bags for long periods after harvest so that the farmers can sell their crops when market prices increase months later.
Low-income farmers in West and Central Africa often rely heavily on cowpeas (typically called "black-eyed peas" in the USA) for income and food.
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