from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety, together with the Lima bean, of Phaseolus lunatus, a twining species with broad and curved or simitar-shaped pods containing few flat seeds.

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  • n. small flat green bean similar to lima beans
  • n. bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds


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