moth bean

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Noun1.moth bean - East Indian legume having hairy foliage and small yellow flowers followed by cylindrical pods; used especially in India for food and forage and as a soil conditioner; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
genus Vigna, Vigna - genus of vines or erect herbs having trifoliate leaves and yellowish or purplish flowers; of warm or tropical regions; most species often placed in genus Phaseolus