from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The plant of any climbing bean.
  • noun The wild kidney-bean, Phaseolus perennis; also Strophostyles helvola. See Strophostyles.


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  • The meadow that stretched beyond Nancy's cabin was a green sea, with flower foam of white weed and dog-fennel; and the fence row was a long breaker with surf of elder blossom, the garden a tangle of bean-vine arbours.

    Judith of the Cumberlands


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