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jack bean

n.
A tropical American annual plant (Canavalia ensiformis) in the pea family, having long pods with edible seeds and widely grown for fodder.

jack bean

n
(Plants) a tropical American leguminous plant, Canavalia ensiformis, that has clusters of purple flowers and long pods and is grown in the southern US for forage

jack′ bean`


n.
a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown esp. for forage.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.jack bean - annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for foragejack bean - annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for forage
Canavalia, genus Canavalia - herbs or woody vines of mainly American tropics and subtropics
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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The synthesized compound 3 was assessed as urease inhibitor against Jack bean urease and the results revealed good inhibitory potency with an IC50 value of 4.
Thus, the present study aimed to determine the water consumption and crop coefficients (Kc) of corn ('BRS Caatingueiro') in monoculture and intercropped with jack bean (Canavalia eusiformis).
Genetic studies suggest that SW Amazonia, and in particular the Llanos de Moxos in Bolivia, is a region where important Amazonian crops were domesticated, including manioc, peanut, peach palm, jack bean and two varieties of chili pepper.
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No, it was a Jack Bean, a famous car manufacturer from the 1900s who purchased Lawnswood House Estate in Wordsley, near Stourbridge, back in 1924.
Comparative study of the functional properties of bambara groundnut (Voandzeia subterranean), jack bean ( Cana valiaensiformis) and mucuna bean (Mucuna pruriens) flour.
She warmly recalls her grandmother giving her some Jack bean seeds one summer, and from that moment "I got crazy about seeds because I was crazy about plants because long ago I realized that the safest place I could be was in the plant kingdom -- where things made sense where nothing was going to eat you.
Studies have shown that soyabeans has the highest level of proteins among the food legumes with crude protein range of 40% to 43% (Ene-Obong and Carnovale, 1992; Apata and Ologbobo, 1994) and is reported to have a higher nutritional quality than most other legumes like cowpea, pigeon pea, jack bean, kidney bean, lima bean etc.
Some of the names we remember are as Sir Rupert Spiers, G L Cruikshank, C H Orriss Frank Brown, Jack Bean, J Cooke, Simon E Hughes, Bill Rose, Stan Hickman and Powel Martin.
Effect of Concanavalin A from jack bean seeds on shortterm food intake regulation in chicks and laying hens.