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di cowpeasפוֹּל המַצִּ רְִי“Egyptian bean” in Aramaic. This has been identified as the modern cowpea – Vigna unguiculata – a type of legume in the Fabaceae (pea) family. The stems of the cowpea climb or pread out a considerable distance. The pods are 7-13cm long and the beans are small. The cowpea is edible fresh or dry. Today it is grown primarily as animal fodder, but i tis still consumed by humans in some parts of the world.

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