from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several varieties of the kidney bean, cultivated for their edible white seeds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A white bean of a variety of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris,
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the common dried white bean of commerce; probably so called because an important article of food in the navy.
- n. see Bean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. white-seeded bean; usually dried
From its former use as a standard provision of the U.S. Navy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)