hyacinth bean

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Related to Lablab niger: Lablab purpureus, Lablab bean, Dolichos lablab

hyacinth bean

n.
A twining vine (Lablab purpureus) in the pea family native to tropical Africa and Asia, grown for forage and for its pods and seeds, which are edible after boiling. Also called lablab bean.
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Noun1.hyacinth 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 seedshyacinth 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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Lablab niger is traditionally harvested for its mature seeds and serves as a source of dietary protein and calories in food and feed products throughout the world.
Seeds of Lablab niger variety Baladi (a local variety known to be sensitive to root-knot nematodes) were sterilized in 10% HgCl for 10 minutes and rinsed thoroughly in sterile distilled water.