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A tropical American annual plant (Canavalia ensiformis) in the pea family, having long pods with edible seeds and widely grown for fodder.
(Plants) a tropical American leguminous plant, Canavalia ensiformis, that has clusters of purple flowers and long pods and is grown in the southern US for forage
a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown esp. for forage.
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|Noun||1.||jack bean - annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for forage|
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface