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  • Generally, another term for lima beans, but in the southern US the term "butter beans" usually refers to smaller varieties of limas. This is explained in more depth here on Wikipedia. (Edited for correct URL.)

    October 29, 2007

  • Hey skipvia, the link brings up a Wikipedia error page! Was it this URL?

    I always thought butter beans were the big huge whitish ones and limas were usually the smaller green ones. I wasn't raised in the South though.

    October 29, 2007

  • Dang. That was the URL it would have gone to had I remembered to include the trailing quote in the tag...

    Thanks for pointing that out, c_b. I edited my original comment, just in case.

    October 29, 2007