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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.
- ‘He encouraged farmers to try new crops, like peanuts, cowpeas and sweet potatoes.’
- ‘Originating in Africa, okra is thought to have been brought to America by slaves, along with that other Southern staple, cowpeas.’
- ‘Phytochrome-mediated changes in GA production triggered stem elongation in cowpea.’
- ‘The district is largely dependent on agriculture with farmers growing crops like cowpeas and millet.’
- ‘Among the legumes that the researchers will be looking at are the cowpea and the Bambara groundnut.’
- ‘Two strains were studied, one with the infamous Bt gene and another with a gene from cowpea.’
- ‘We also grow groundnuts, lemongrass, cowpeas and other small scale crops.’
- ‘The maloga bean, a native Australian cowpea, V. lanceolata, also has edible pods.’
- ‘Sorghum, millet, maize, cowpeas, and black-eyed peas are the main subsistence crops.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is drought tolerant, even more so than cowpeas, but benefits from adequate rainfall on well-drained soils.’
- ‘The seed project was started last year to produce different varieties of quality cowpea seed.’
- ‘Other crop plants like peppers, cowpeas, clovers, legumes, and many others will be studied in the future.’
- ‘A number of local varieties of crops, including sorghum, millet, groundnut and cowpea, have emerged.’
- ‘Ten hectares of cowpeas and seven hectares of millet were damaged by the flooding.’
- ‘Dehydrin loci and tolerance to chilling were markedly cosegregated in cowpeas.’
- ‘You can grow cowpea, amaranths and okra on your terraces with a little effort.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 The seed of the cowpea plant as food.
- ‘Traditional rural staples are sweet potatoes, manioc, yams, corn, rice, pigeon peas, cowpeas, bread, and coffee.’
- ‘These are growing cowpeas, a crop, which they had abandoned before because of lack of an effective market.’
- ‘Summer is the season of various kinds of beans full of protein including cowpeas, hyacinth beans and horse beans.’
- ‘He's kept Miller's advice close, making memorable dishes like his cowpea fritters.’
- ‘Forest elephants spent a night stripping the field of what would have been a six-month supply of cowpeas.’
- ‘Other crops are sunhemp, cowpeas and pigeon peas.’
- ‘Other crops include peanuts, beans, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, bananas, and cowpeas.’
- ‘Cowpeas are a staple crop eaten in Africa as a dry bean, snap bean, or raw salad green.’
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