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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)


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