from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An Asian plant (Vigna radiata) in the pea family, widely cultivated for its edible seeds and pods. It is the chief source of bean sprouts.
  • noun A seed or pod of this plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The mung (Vigna radiata).
  • noun The bean produced by the mung.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the seed of Vigna radiata which is native to Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan

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

  • noun erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus


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

[Hindi mūṁg, from Sanskrit mudgaḥ.]


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