One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A dark red tropical pealike seed.
- ‘Be sure also to try ‘pelau’ buttery pigeon peas and tasty rice and try the desserts - ‘kurma’ and ‘sawine’.’
- ‘Peas with rice, a dietary staple, consists of dried pigeon peas and rice prepared with thyme and other spices.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
2The woody Old World plant which yields pigeon peas, with pods and foliage that are used as fodder.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Rotation of potato, mint, rice, wheat and pigeon pea can bring double the profit.’
- ‘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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