tepary bean

(redirected from Tepary)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
A reproducible genetic transformation system for cultivated Phaseolus acutifolius (tepary bean) and its use to assess the role of arcelins in resistance to the Mexican bean weevil.
One way Mendoza takes responsibility for restoring traditional ways of life is through the food grown in the SXCA, which heavily promotes native desert produce such as tepary beans and various squashes, as well as wild crops including mesquite flour, l'itoi onions and cholla buds.
The results are mouth-watering: mesquite-rubbed quail marinated in prickly pear juice, "superfood" cookies featuring chia and pine nuts, acorn dumplings, and tepary tart topped with an elderberry reduction.
Genetic diversity in Tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius) landraces grown in Botwana.
The conquistadores named them Papago ("tepary bean-eaters"), a deformation of an insult levied against them by other neighboring tribes.
The cereal crops tested were maize, sorghum, pearl and finger millet, and legumes: tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolias), cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), Bambara nut (Vigna subterranea), groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan.
Yield and nitrogen fixation response by drought tolerant Tepary Bean Phaselous acutifolus A Gray var.
* Evaluations of the agronomic performance of common and tepary (southwestern) beans inoculated with strains of Bradyrhizobium bacteria, which convert atmospheric nitrogen into a form the plants can use for their growth--reducing the need to apply fertilizers for subsequent crops.--By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.
Thermal inactivation of tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius), soybean and lima bean protease inhibitors: effect of acidic and basic pH.
The report found that traditional foods--including prickly pear fruits, cholla buds, mesquite bean pods and tepary beans--actually reduce blood sugar levels and improve insulin production.