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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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(Plants) another name for dhal
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1. a tropical shrub, Cajanuscajan, of the legume family, with showy yellow flowers.
2. its brown, edible seed.
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|Noun||1.||pigeon pea - tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in the tropics|
Cajanus, genus Cajanus - erect densely branched shrubby perennials of Old World tropics; naturalized in other warm regions
|2.||pigeon pea - small highly nutritious seed of the tropical pigeon-pea plant|
pea - seed of a pea plant used for food
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