A bowl of black-eyed peas.
cowpea definition by Webster's New World
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- a viny annual plant (Vigna unguiculata) of the pea family, bearing seeds in slender pods: grown in S U.S. for forage, green manure, etc.
- the edible seed of this plant, cooked as a vegetable; black-eyed pea
cowpea definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun In both senses also called black-eyed pea, catjang.
- An annual African plant (Vigna unguiculata) in the pea family, widely cultivated in warm regions for food, forage, and soil improvement.
- An edible seed of this plant.