One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A plant of the pea family native to the Old World tropics. It is an important pulse for animal feed and human consumption, both the pod and the seed being edible.
- ‘Among the legumes that the researchers will be looking at are the cowpea and the Bambara groundnut.’
- ‘A number of local varieties of crops, including sorghum, millet, groundnut and cowpea, have emerged.’
- ‘Other crop plants like peppers, cowpeas, clovers, legumes, and many others will be studied in the future.’
- ‘He encouraged farmers to try new crops, like peanuts, cowpeas and sweet potatoes.’
- ‘It is drought tolerant, even more so than cowpeas, but benefits from adequate rainfall on well-drained soils.’
- ‘They planted two legume cover crops - Lana vetch and Clay Iron cowpeas.’
- ‘The study documents public biotech research on 20 different crops, including maize, sweet potato, and cowpeas.’
- ‘We also grow groundnuts, lemongrass, cowpeas and other small scale crops.’
- ‘Dehydrin loci and tolerance to chilling were markedly cosegregated in cowpeas.’
- ‘The maloga bean, a native Australian cowpea, V. lanceolata, also has edible pods.’
- ‘Ten hectares of cowpeas and seven hectares of millet were damaged by the flooding.’
- ‘Although widely prolific in the West Indies, they have not flourished in this country, and cowpeas have more or less supplanted them.’
- ‘Rasochova detailed her work with cowpeas in developing vaccines against animal parvoviruses.’
- ‘Sorghum, millet, maize, cowpeas, and black-eyed peas are the main subsistence crops.’
- ‘The district is largely dependent on agriculture with farmers growing crops like cowpeas and millet.’
- ‘Originating in Africa, okra is thought to have been brought to America by slaves, along with that other Southern staple, cowpeas.’
- ‘You can grow cowpea, amaranths and okra on your terraces with a little effort.’
- ‘The seed project was started last year to produce different varieties of quality cowpea seed.’
- ‘Two strains were studied, one with the infamous Bt gene and another with a gene from cowpea.’
- ‘Phytochrome-mediated changes in GA production triggered stem elongation in cowpea.’
- 1.1 The seed of the cowpea plant as food.
- ‘Summer is the season of various kinds of beans full of protein including cowpeas, hyacinth beans and horse beans.’
- ‘Traditional rural staples are sweet potatoes, manioc, yams, corn, rice, pigeon peas, cowpeas, bread, and coffee.’
- ‘Other crops are sunhemp, cowpeas and pigeon peas.’
- ‘These are growing cowpeas, a crop, which they had abandoned before because of lack of an effective market.’
- ‘Cowpeas are a staple crop eaten in Africa as a dry bean, snap bean, or raw salad green.’
- ‘He's kept Miller's advice close, making memorable dishes like his cowpea fritters.’
- ‘Other crops include peanuts, beans, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, bananas, and cowpeas.’
- ‘Forest elephants spent a night stripping the field of what would have been a six-month supply of cowpeas.’
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