black-eyed pea

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Definition of black-eyed pea

: cowpea

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In the past few years, scientists have sequenced the genomes of Arabica coffee beans, black-eyed peas and wheat, whose famously massive genome is five times larger than our own. NBC News, "Scientists just sequenced the avocado genome. Here's why that's good news for guac lovers.," 9 Aug. 2019 If your hunger is urgent, ask for moin moin (also known as moi moi), a steamed pudding made from pureed black-eyed peas that sped out of the kitchen during my meals. Los Angeles Times, "Nigerian jollof rice and other joys at Mid-City’s Aduke African Cuisine," 25 July 2019 Some of the crops Swanson will be using from Ramona Farms includes tepary beans, ga’ivsa, pinole, pima wheat berries, black-eyed peas and more. Shondiin Silversmith, azcentral, "'Rarest ingredients in the world': Chef works with Native farm for indigenous dinner," 4 July 2019 This was always eaten on New Year's Day, a tradition steeped in ancestral history where each component has a meaning: the black-eyed peas for prosperity, the greens for wealth, the cornbread for health and nourishment. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Read Meghan Markle's Emotional Foreword to 'Together: Our Community Cookbook'," 19 Sep. 2018 But the sides that come with most of the Southern menu don’t have the horsepower to keep up, especially the hoppin’ John itself, the namesake union of black-eyed peas and rice. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Get the South out of your mouth at Hoppin’ John," 5 July 2018 The small, casual eatery serves down-home Southern food, including oxtail, fried catfish, smothered pork chops, black-eyed peas, fried okra, macaroni and cheese and, of course, the signature Golden Brown Southern Fried Chicken. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 2018 This year, Sankofa will grow two more bean varieties for Truelove — crowder peas and purple hull peas, similar to black-eyed peas — as well as sorghum. Anya Van Wagtendonk,, "Truelove prizes seeds and stories from around the world," 2 July 2018 Place the black-eyed peas, cornmeal, 1/4 cup panko, onion, garlic, jalapeno, paprika, thyme, cumin, salt and vinegar in food processor. Ann Maloney,, "Vegan etouffee? Don't knock till you try it, cookbook author says," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of black-eyed pea

1726, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of black-eyed pea

chiefly US : a type of small, light bean that has a dark spot on it

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