cowage


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cowage

(ˈkaʊɪdʒ) or

cowhage

n
1. (Plants) a tropical climbing leguminous plant, Stizolobium (or Mucuna) pruriens, whose bristly pods cause severe itching and stinging
2. (Plants) the pods of this plant or the stinging hairs covering them
[C17: from Hindi kavāch, of obscure origin]
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Noun1.cowage - pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
Florida bean, Mucuna aterrima, Mucuna deeringiana, Mucuna pruriens utilis, Stizolobium deeringiana, velvet bean, Bengal bean, Benghal bean, cowage - the annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing
seedpod, pod - a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
2.cowage - the annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy podscowage - the annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing
mucuna - any of several erect or climbing woody plants of the genus Mucuna; widespread in tropics of both hemispheres
cowage - pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
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Bremilham Church, on Cowage Farm at Foxley, near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has a single pew with space for four people and standing room for just six more.
Bindy Collins, whose family reopened the church after coming to Cowage Farm in 1955, acknowledged that St Trillo's could be the UK's smallest.