One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An edible dark red tropical pea-like seed.‘pigeon peas and rice and stew’as modifier ‘pigeon-pea flour’
- ‘So it follows that where there is a pulse, there can be a dal, and in India some of the most popular are those made with pigeon peas, chickpeas, mung beans and red lentils.’
- ‘Traditional rural staples are sweet potatoes, manioc, yams, corn, rice, pigeon peas, cowpeas, bread, and coffee.’
- ‘Popular Caribbean staples include pigeon peas and rice, and ‘callaloo,’ a dish made from callaloo greens, okra, salted pork, crab, and fresh fish.’
- ‘Peas with rice, a dietary staple, consists of dried pigeon peas and rice prepared with thyme and other spices.’
- ‘Be sure also to try ‘pelau’ buttery pigeon peas and tasty rice and try the desserts - ‘kurma’ and ‘sawine’.’
2The woody Old World plant which yields pigeon peas, with pods and foliage that are used as fodder.
- ‘Rotation of potato, mint, rice, wheat and pigeon pea can bring double the profit.’
- ‘The peanut season has passed, but the dry plant stubs remain alongside scrubby pigeon pea shrubs.’
- ‘He controls diseases and pests by intercropping the aloe vera with plants such as dates, amla, melons, millet, castor, mungbean, pigeon pea, vegetables and selected medicinal plants.’
- ‘The farmers in the village grew ragi, cow pea, pigeon pea, green gram, jowar, horse gram and sesame.’
- ‘Sorghum and pigeon pea, for example, are grown as intercrops in drier parts of India.’
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