: a genus of vines or erect herbs (family Leguminosae) found in warm or tropical regions and having trifoliolate leaves, yellowish or purplish flowers with an eared vexillum, and a linear and 2-valved pod see cowpea

Word History


New Latin, after Domenico Vigna †1647 Italian botanist

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“Vigna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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