Meaning of cowage
Pronunciation: (kou'ij), [key]
- a tropical vine, Mucuna pruriens, of the legume family, bearing reddish or blackish pods.
- the pod itself, covered with bristlelike hairs that are irritating to the skin and cause intense itching.
- the hairs of the cowage mixed with a liquid vehicle and used to expel intestinal worms.
- cowage (Thesaurus)