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mung bean

 (mŭng)
n.
1. An Asian plant (Vigna radiata) in the pea family, widely cultivated for its edible seeds and pods. It is the chief source of bean sprouts.
2. A seed or pod of this plant.

[Hindi mūṁg, from Sanskrit mudgaḥ.]
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mung bean

(mʌŋ)
n
1. (Plants) an E Asian bean plant, Phaseolus aureus, grown for forage and as the source of bean sprouts used in oriental cookery
2. (Cookery) the seed of this plant
[C20 mung, changed from mungo, from Tamil mūngu, ultimately from Sanskrit mudga]
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mung′ bean`

(mʌŋ)
n.
1. a plant, Vigna radiata, of the legume family, cultivated for its edible seeds, pods, and young sprouts.
2. the seed or pod of this plant.
[1905–10; earlier moong < Hindi mūg, variant of mūg; compare Pali, Prakrit mugga, Skt mudga]
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Noun1.mung bean - erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
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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