black-eyed pea


: cowpea

Examples of black-eyed pea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to protein, one cup of black-eyed peas provides the following nutrients:7 B vitamins Calcium Fiber Iron Magnesium Potassium Vitamin A Zinc Add black-eyed peas to salads, soups, stews, stir fry, or nearly any dish that calls for beans. 5. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 9 June 2024 Various field peas, such as the purple and black-eyed peas, were transported from West Africa to the Americas by way of the transatlantic slave trade. Omar Tate, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 June 2024 Crops native to Africa, such as watermelon, okra, yams, black-eyed peas, kola nuts (the basis for Coca-Cola), hibiscus, sesame, muskmelons (like cantaloupe and honeydew), and most significantly, African rice, were transported on ships with enslaved Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Rosalind Cummings-Yeates, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 June 2024 Sausage, cheese, and black-eyed peas will comfort the whole crowd. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 16 Apr. 2024 The all-you-can-eat buffet features Southern comfort-food staples like collard greens, black-eyed peas, candied yams and rice. Journal Sentinel, 18 Mar. 2024 Or like eating collards and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day! Valerie Fraser Luesse, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 Some gobble grapes or black-eyed peas, while others pucker up at midnight. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 25 Dec. 2023 Get The Recipe 09 of 10 Hoppin' John Soup Inspired by the classic Lowcountry dish, this soup is loaded with black-eyed peas and greens, plus cornbread croutons on top. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black-eyed pea was in 1726

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“Black-eyed pea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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black-eyed pea

: cowpea

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