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Noun: black-eyed bean
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: black-eyed pea)
  1. Fruit or seed of the cowpea plant
    - cowpea, black-eyed pea [N. Amer], black-eye bean [Brit]
     
  2. Sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
    - cowpea, cowpea plant, black-eyed pea [N. Amer], Vigna unguiculata, Vigna sinensis, black-eye bean [Brit]
     
  3. Eaten fresh as shell beans or dried
    - black-eyed pea [N. Amer], cowpea, black-eye bean [Brit]

Derived forms: black-eyed beans

Type of: legume, leguminous plant

Part of: genus Vigna, Vigna

Encyclopedia: Black-eyed bean