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

  • noun Any of several varieties of the kidney bean, cultivated for their edible white seeds.

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  • noun A white bean of a variety of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris,

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  • noun white-seeded bean; usually dried

Etymologies

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

[From its former use as a standard provision of the US Navy.]

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