Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Lablab: Dolichos lablab


1. (Plants) a twining leguminous plant, Dolichos lablab (or Lablab niger), of tropical Africa but widely cultivated
2. (Plants) the edible pod or bean of this plant
[from Arabic]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lablab - one species: hyacinth beanLablab - one species: hyacinth bean    
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
bonavist, Dolichos lablab, Egyptian bean, hyacinth bean, Lablab purpureus, Indian 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Lablab is an attractive plant which does not seem to have any disease or insects problems, it just needs space!
(2009b) determined the nutritive value of corn in monoculture or mixture with one of three climbing beans, namely, -velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens (L.) D.C.), lablab bean (Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet), and scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus L.).
(2005a) observed that drainage, and salt and nutrient leaching, in a saline--sodic Vertosol were greater under crop sequences that included crops tolerant to sodic conditions (cotton; wheat, Triticum aestivum L.) than when a sensitive crop (dolichos, Lablab purpureus L.) was part of the sequence.
And as good as soybeans are, Evolved Harvest may have made them better by adding lablab and cowpeas, making Mean Bean Crush the perfect all-legume trifecta providing protein, calcium, and phosphorous to create a healthy herd.
As leguminosas utilizadas foram: crotalaria juncea (Crotalaria juncea L.), crotalaria espectabilis (Crotalaria spectabilis), feijao guandu anao (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp), feijao guandu arboreo (Cajanus cajan), labe-labe (Dolichos lablab), feijao-de-porco (Canavalia ensiformis) e mucuna-preta (Mucuna aterrima).
(2006) tambem utilizaram rocadora "ecologica", lancando vegetacao nas linhas de citros, onde aferiram as massas vegetais secas de diferentes especies, obtendo bons resultados com o uso de guandu-anao [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp], lablab [Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet (Bogdan)] e capim-coloniao (Panicum maximum), notando a reducao de plantas invasoras 60 dias apos a rocagem.
Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet or Dolichos lablab (L.) usually known as hyacinth bean, field bean or dolichos bean is one of the important legume crops cultivated throughout tropics and subtropics.
paste with fruits of Terminalia chebula, fruits of Terminalia belerica, wood fron Santalum album, leaves of Abrus precatorius, and leaves of Andrographis paniculata, dried, powdered and made into pills the size of beans (seeds of Dolichos lablab).
This study evaluated 5 crop systems (winter/summer species): (1) fallow/maize (Zea mavs L.), F/M (2) oat (Avena strigosa Schreb)/maize, O/M; (3) oat+vetch (Vigna sativa L.)/maize, O+V/M; (4) lahlab (Dolichos lablab)+maize, L+M; (5) pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.
Dolichin, a new chitinase-like antifungal protein isolated from field beans (Dolichos lablab).