Definitions starting with C

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cow bush, cow bean

n. 1. a pod-bearing shrub, Leucaena glauca, used medicinally or for fodder: 1832 Cow bush* (*ed: it is not clear whether this refers to cow peas or to jumbay. . .[but the latter] was in fact planted in the early days. . as cattle fodder) (Farquharson v). 1920 Leucaena glauca. jumbie bean. . .cow bush (Britton 162). Cow beans are jumbay beans (San Sal.). (Black)

2. a shrub, Helicteres jamaicensis, with white flowers and long brown fruit twisted in a spiral: 1977 (Patterson 17). = BLIND-EYE BUSH

Tags: agriculture, bush medicine, noun, plant, shrub

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Last update: 2012-01-16 17:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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