crowder pea

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Generally said to be from crowd, due to some varieties having seeds crowded together in the pod, but possibly from crowdy (porridge, gruel)


crowder pea (plural crowder peas)

  1. A type of cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, closely related to the black-eyed pea, but without the characteristic black spot.
  2. The black-eyed pea.