cowhage

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noun cow·hage \ ˈkau̇-ij \
variants: or less commonly cowage

Definition of cowhage

:a tropical woody vine (Mucuna pruriens) of the legume family with crooked pods covered with barbed hairs that cause severe itching; also :these hairs formerly used as a vermifuge

Origin and Etymology of cowhage

Hindi kavā̃c, kevā̃c


Medical Dictionary

cowhage

noun cow·hage
variants: also cowage play \ˈkau̇-ij\

medical Definition of cowhage

:a tropical leguminous woody vine (Mucuna pruriens) with crooked pods covered with barbed hairs that cause severe itching; also :these hairs formerly used as a vermifuge

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