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] are sometimes used in medicine as a mechanical vermifuge. [Written also {couhage}, {cowage}, and {cowitch}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cowitch — /kow ich/, n. cowage. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • cowitch — cow·itch …   English syllables

  • cowitch — A plant whose spines cause violent itching in contact with the skin of a person. Commonwealth v Cramer (Pa) 2 Pearson 441, 444 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cowitch — ˈkau̇ich noun ( es) Etymology: by folk etymology : cowage * * * /kow ich/, n. cowage. [1795 1805] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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