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cowage

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1 pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
2 annual semi-woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing [syn: velvet bean, Bengal bean, Benghal bean, Florida bean, Mucuna pruriens utilis, Mucuna deeringiana, Mucuna aterrima, Stizolobium deeringiana]
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