Meaning of Angola pea in English:

Angola pea


  • 1Pigeon pea, Cajanus cajan, a leguminous plant probably of African origin; (also) the seed of this plant, eaten fresh or dried, especially tropical and subtropical regions.

  • 2†the toxic red and black seed of the leguminous climbing plant jequirity, Abrus precatorius, which is typically used as a bead (obsolete).


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Patrick Browne (c1720–1790), physician and botanist.