Definition of cowpea
: a sprawling herb (Vigna unguiculata synonym V. sinensis) of the legume family related to the bean and widely cultivated in the southern U.S. for forage, green manure, and edible seeds; also : its edible seed —called also black-eyed pea, field pea
First Known Use of cowpea
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up cowpea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).