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Definition of 'cowage'


  1. pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
  2. 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: velvet bean Bengal bean Benghal bean Florida bean Mucuna pruriens utilis Mucuna deeringiana Mucuna aterrima Stizolobium deeringiana

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