screw bean


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screw′ bean`


n.
1. a tree, Prosopis pubescens, of the legume family, native to the southwestern U.S., bearing twisted pods used as fodder.
2. the pod itself. Also called tornillo.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed
Prosopis pubescens, screwbean, screwbean mesquite, tornillo, screw bean - shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods
seedpod, pod - a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
2.screw bean - shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed