couhage
Cowhage Cow"hage (kou"h[asl]j), n. [Cf. Hind. kaw[=a]nch, ko[=a]nch.] (Bot.) A leguminous climbing plant of the genus {Mucuna}, having crooked pods covered with sharp hairs, which stick to the fingers, causing intolerable itching. The spicul[ae] are sometimes used in medicine as a mechanical vermifuge. [Written also {couhage}, {cowage}, and {cowitch}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Couhage — Cou hage (kou ?j), n. (Bot.) See {Cowhage}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • couhage — variant of cowage …   Useful english dictionary

  • cowage — Cowhage Cow hage (kou h[asl]j), n. [Cf. Hind. kaw[=a]nch, ko[=a]nch.] (Bot.) A leguminous climbing plant of the genus {Mucuna}, having crooked pods covered with sharp hairs, which stick to the fingers, causing intolerable itching. The spicul[ae]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cowhage — Cow hage (kou h[asl]j), n. [Cf. Hind. kaw[=a]nch, ko[=a]nch.] (Bot.) A leguminous climbing plant of the genus {Mucuna}, having crooked pods covered with sharp hairs, which stick to the fingers, causing intolerable itching. The spicul[ae] are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowitch — Cowhage Cow hage (kou h[asl]j), n. [Cf. Hind. kaw[=a]nch, ko[=a]nch.] (Bot.) A leguminous climbing plant of the genus {Mucuna}, having crooked pods covered with sharp hairs, which stick to the fingers, causing intolerable itching. The spicul[ae]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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