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Noun: cowage  kaw-ij
  1. Pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
  2. The annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing
    - velvet bean, Bengal bean, Benghal bean, Florida bean, Mucuna pruriens utilis, Mucuna deeringiana, Mucuna aterrima, Stizolobium deeringiana

Derived forms: cowages

Type of: mucuna, pod, seedpod

Encyclopedia: Cowage