cowage

Definitions of cowage
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: Bengal bean, Benghal bean, Florida bean, Mucuna aterrima, Mucuna deeringiana, Mucuna pruriens utilis, Stizolobium deeringiana, velvet bean
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    type of:
    mucuna
    any of several erect or climbing woody plants of the genus Mucuna; widespread in tropics of both hemispheres
  2. noun
    pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
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    type of:
    pod, seedpod
    a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
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