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a. An annual plant (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the pea family, cultivated in many forms for its edible pods and kidney-shaped seeds.
b. A seed of this plant.
a. A form of this plant bearing dark red seeds.
b. A seed of this plant. Also called red kidney bean.
1. (Plants) any of certain bean plants having kidney-shaped seeds, esp the French bean and scarlet runner
2. the seed of any of these beans
1. a bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris, cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods.
2. its mature seed, esp. the dark red, kidney-shaped seed of some varieties.
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|Noun||1.||kidney bean - the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)|
|2.||kidney bean - large dark red bean; usually dried|
common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried