tepary bean

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tep·a·ry bean

1. An annual twining plant (Phaseolus acutifolius) in the pea family that is native to the southwest United States and adjacent Mexico and bears long pods with edible seeds.
2. A seed of this plant.

[American Spanish tépari, from ópata (Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora) tepari, genitive of tepa, bean.]

tep′a•ry bean`

(ˈtɛp ə ri)
a twining or bushy plant, Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, of the legume family, cultivated in the southwestern U.S. and N Mexico for its edible seeds.
[1910–15, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tepary bean - twining plant of southwestern United States and Mexico having roundish white or yellow or brown or black beans
genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus - herbs of warm regions including most American beans
shell bean, shell bean plant - a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
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