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pigeon peas

[Car.; from use as food for pigeons but cf. also Haitian pais pigeon (Faine 1974: 352)] n. the small, reddish bean (Cajanus cajan) used in peas-and-rice: 1832 Employed all hands gathering pigon pease (Farquharson 7). Sister see we got pigeon peas and rice. : .when I look, Sister plate clean, so Sister mussy pigeon, eh? (Ragged). (Gen.)

Tags: food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-11-18 04:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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