yard-long bean


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yard-long bean

(yärd′lông′, -lŏng′)
n.
A type of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) native to southern Asia, having drooping pods that can grow up to a yard long and are eaten as a vegetable. Also called asparagus bean.
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Noun1.yard-long bean - South American bean having very long succulent pods
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
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