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Meaning of cowpea

cow•pea

Pronunciation: (kou'pē"), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant, Vigna unguiculata, extensively cultivated in the southern U.S. for forage, soil improvement, etc.
  2. the seed of this plant, used for food. Also called
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