black-eyed pea

black-eyed pea
noun Date: 1728 cowpea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Black-eyed pea — Pea Pea, n.; pl. {Peas}or {Pease}. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. {Pease}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus {Pisum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black-eyed pea — [ ,blæk aıd pi ] noun count AMERICAN a small bean with a black spot eaten as food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • black-eyed pea — black′ eyed pea′ n. pln cowpea 2) • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • black-eyed pea — ☆ black eyed pea [blak′īd΄ ] n. COWPEA …   English World dictionary

  • Black-eyed pea — Taxobox name = Black eyed pea image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae genus = Vigna species = V. unguiculata subspecies = V. u. unguiculata trinomial = Vigna… …   Wikipedia

  • black-eyed pea — noun 1. fruit or seed of the cowpea plant • Syn: ↑cowpea • Hypernyms: ↑legume • Part Holonyms: ↑cowpea, ↑cowpea plant, ↑Vigna unguiculata, ↑Vigna sinensis …   Useful english dictionary

  • black-eyed-pea — kininė pupuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Vigna unguiculata), kilęs iš Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Vigna unguiculata angl. black eyed pea; clay pea; cowpea;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black-eyed pea — noun a) An African leguminous plant, of the genus Vigna, widely cultivated as food and forage, specifically Vigna unguiculata unguiculata. b) The edible seed of these plants. Syn: cowpea, blackeye pea, black eye pea …   Wiktionary

  • black-eyed pea — annual legume grown in the southern USA for forage and soil improvement, cowpea; edible seed of the cowpea plant; burnt pea (or whitish beans) having a single dark spot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • black-eyed pea — /blak uyd / cowpea. [1720 30] * * * …   Universalium

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