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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.]
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pigeon pea

n
(Plants) another name for dhal
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pi′geon pea`


n.
1. a tropical shrub, Cajanuscajan, of the legume family, with showy yellow flowers.
2. its brown, edible seed.
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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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Performance and seasonal abundance of the neotropical brown stink bug, Euschistus heros nymphs and adults on a novel food plant (pigeonpea) and soybean.
Antioxidant Activities of Extracts and Main Components of Pigeonpea [Cajanuscajan (L.) Millsp.] Leaves.
Cajanol, a novel anticancer agent from pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) millsp.] roots, induces apoptosis in human breast cancer cells through a ROS-mediated mitochondrial pathway.
The importance of additive as well as non-additive gene effects with predominance of non-additive gene effects in inheritance of seed yield and yield components in pigeonpea were reported by Vaghela et al., 2009; Shoba and Balan, 2010 and Pandey et al., 2013, which are in agreement with the present study.The predominance of non-fixable gene effects and presence of duplicate epistasis in yield indicated that maintenance of heterozygosity would be useful for yield enhancement in faba bean and therefore, selection should be effective at later generations.
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. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Presence of trichomes, on the other hand, has been associated with insect resistance in several studies including soybean [19], pigeonpea [20], and Brassicaceae [21].
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Association and path analysis in F2 populations of pigeonpea [Cajanus Cajan (L.) Millsp].