[Ads-l] Antedating of "navy bean"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 25 16:20:20 EDT 2016

On Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 4:15 AM, Hugo <hugovk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Peas—Black Eye

So, as far back as 1851, "black eye" was used instead of "black-eyed," in
some parts of the country. I wonder how far back Massachusetts's
"black-eyed(?) _beans_" goes. Oddly, I can't recall what form, exactly,
_black ..._ had in MA.

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