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

  • noun A twining tropical plant (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) in the pea family, having pods with four winglike ridges and cultivated for its edible roots, leaves, pods, and seeds.

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  • noun A tropical legume, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, having clusters of purple flowers and pods with four jagged wings

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  • noun a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics


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