from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of Phaseolus lunatus (see bean), cultivated particularly in Jamaica. The species is probably a native of tropical America, but is widely diffused in cultivation.


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  • There is no knowing how long the Princess might have run on thus (and her veil up all the time) had not the two slaves at that moment emerged from the sugar-bean shop.


  • (now veiled) approaching under the guidance of a crouching sugar-bean maker and a strange young man, he sat in silent amazement, until the


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