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  • n. The azuki bean (Vigna angularis), most common in East Asia.
  • n. The rice bean (Vigna umbellata).
  • n. Any of various red varieties of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), including the kidney bean, Honduran red bean, and Salvadoran red bean.


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  • The week before she died, she called me, full of pride, full of life: ÔÇťAuntie Lin cooked red bean soup for Joy Luck.

    The Joy Luck Club


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