Egyptian bean


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Noun1.Egyptian bean - perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seedsEgyptian bean - perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
genus Lablab, Lablab - one species: hyacinth bean
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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It has many common names such as Egyptian Bean and Chinese Flowering Bean, but is mostly known as the Hyacinth Bean Plant, making it seem like a vegetable, which it is used as in some places.
Brussels had announced action against Egyptian bean and seed imports on July 5, after tests indicated that a 15-ton batch of Egyptian fenugreek seeds imported in 2009 to Germany and then distributed elsewhere was at the root of an E.coli outbreak that killed 50 people.
White beans, dried Egyptian beans and rice, in addition to other medicinal and aromatic products--such as coriander, fennel, and anise--are considered some of the most prominent products exported by the company.

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