black-eyed pea

\ˈblak-ˌīd- \

Definition of black-eyed pea 

: cowpea

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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 Field peas or cowpeas—which include black-eyed peas, crowder peas, and cream peas—are, botanically, beans. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Growing Peas Has Never Been Easier Than This," 31 Mar. 2017 Deacon uses a little hibiscus at Irie Zulu in place of hard-to-find millet leaves to faintly tint the rice in the Ghanaian black-eyed pea dish called watchee. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hibiscus is the flower that's good enough to drink (and eat)," 24 Apr. 2018 The ratatouille and black-eyed peas accompaniment with the daily fish special ($25.95) was also tepid. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "With market, bakery and cafe, Oakland Chow bites off more than it can chew," 13 Apr. 2018 In large bowl, combine greens with ham and black-eyed peas. Debbi Snook,, "Leftover Easter ham recipes: Soup, salad, stir fry, ham loaf," 28 Mar. 2018

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1726, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of black-eyed pea

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

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