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cowhage

[kou-ij] /ˈkaʊ ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
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cowage

/ˈkaʊɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a tropical climbing leguminous plant, Stizolobium (or Mucuna) pruriens, whose bristly pods cause severe itching and stinging
2.
the pods of this plant or the stinging hairs covering them
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi kavāch, of obscure origin
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