from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seed of a leguminous climbing plant, Entada scandens, growing in the tropics of both hemispheres, and remarkable for the size of its pods. (See similarpod.)
- n. One of numerous different species of small univalve shells of the family Triviidæ, as Trivia pediculus of the West Indies, T. californica, etc.
- n. The operculum or lid of the aperture of any shell of the family Turbinidæ, as the common Turbo pharaonis of the East Indies.
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A much better choice was an attractive cold platter of seared tuna squares arrayed next to a rainbow of cold Asian vegetables that included a delicious, curving line of chewy green sea-bean sprigs.
The ticket-office was in a small store, where you could get any kind of alligator or sea-bean combination that the mind could dream of.