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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various black-colored beans, especially:
  • n. A small black bean having cream-colored flesh and a sweet flavor, used in southern and Latin-American cuisine. Also called turtle bean.
  • n. A fermented black soybean having a pungent salty flavor, preserved in salt and used in Asian cuisine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bean plant with black seeds.
  • n. A dried seed of a black bean plant.
  • n. A dried black seed of certain varieties of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris.
  • n. A fermented soybean, used in Asian cooking.
  • n. An Australian tree (Castanospermum australe), also called Moreton Bay chestnut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. black-seeded bean of South America; usually dried

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