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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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Food crops (cotton, maize, bean and sesame) are grown intercropped with pigeon pea, by planting the cotton or bean in strips alternating with rows of the other crops, and, depending on the resources of each farmer, fertilised with cattle manure.
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