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  • proper n. A genus of plants that include those that produce a large variety of edible beans and bean pods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of leguminous plants, including the Lima bean, the kidney bean, the scarlet runner, etc. See bean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of leguminous plants, type of the tribe Phaseoleæ and the subtribe Euphaseoleæ, distinguished by the spiral keel, orbicular banner, longitudinally bearded style, and flowers clustered above the middle of the peduncle.

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  • n. herbs of warm regions including most American beans


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From Latin phaseolus


  • Christmas limas (Phaseolus lunatus), also known as chestnut limas, are now on the Ark of Taste list for the United States.

    Recipes: Pan-Fried Salmon with Curly Endive and Christmas Lima Beans & Christmas Lima Bean Salad

  • Albala explains at 203-04 that the origins of the tepary bean, Phaseolus acutifolius, are debated since wild forms are found stretching from the Southwest through Central America.

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  • After P. vulgaris (see above), the most important of the 55 separate Phaseolus species is the lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus.

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  • Tepary beans (Phaseolus acutifolius) are a bush bean originating in the desert areas of Mexico and the American Southwest.

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  • Many were classed as Phaseolus until that name was reserved exclusively for New World species … These Asian Vigna species were also given a sub-genus classification called Ceratotropis.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • (Gigantes are sometimes mistakenly referred to as lima beans, butter beans, white kidney beans, Phaseolus vulgaris, Phaseolus lunatus, or Phaseolus limensis.) 1.

    Recipe: Gigantes in Savory Tomato Sauce (Γίγαντες Πλακί)

  • Gigantes are large white kidney-shaped beans, belonging to the species Phaseolus coccineus (multiflorus); scarlet runner beans also belong to this species.

    Recipe: Gigantes in Savory Tomato Sauce (Γίγαντες Πλακί)

  • CIAT was able to dispute the inventor's claims to a unique color by providing published evidence of 260 yellow beans among the almost 28,000 samples of Phaseolus in its crop "genebank."

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  • Basically, in their experimental crosses with Zea mays, Pisum, and Phaseolus, they observed that the elements responsible for pairs of alternative traits “allelomorphs” in the later terminology of William Bateson (1902), which soon came into general use under the abbreviation of “alleles” segregated randomly in the second filial generation (Mendel's law of segregation), and that these elements were transmitted independently from each other (Mendel's law of independent assortment).


  • Important diseases and pests of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) in Africa by Walter J Kaiser

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