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jack bean

n.
A tropical American annual plant (Canavalia ensiformis) in the pea family, having long pods with edible seeds and widely grown for fodder.
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jack bean

n
(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
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jack′ bean`


n.
a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown esp. for forage.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jack bean - annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for foragejack bean - annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for forage
Canavalia, genus Canavalia - herbs or woody vines of mainly American tropics and subtropics
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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The main house, which was completed in 1816 and was also once owned by famous Black Country car manufacturer Jack Bean, has been converted into a newly opened pub called The Roe Deer.
1958 APRIL 28: Hollywood movie star Mitzi Gaynor relaxes in her Manchester hotel with her husband Jack Bean.
OBS: Olive tree cultivated on bare soil; OSV: olive tree cultivated with spontaneous vegetation; OJB: olive tree cultivation intercropped with jack bean; OML: olive tree cultivation intercropped with Pearl millet; BS: bare soil.
In the August issue, reader Jack Bean from Washington state wrote in ("Letters," page 8) about taking our money elsewhere when referring to businesses, banks and credit card companies that are jumping on the anti-gun bandwagon.
Thus, the present study aimed to determine the water consumption and crop coefficients (Kc) of corn ('BRS Caatingueiro') in monoculture and intercropped with jack bean (Canavalia eusiformis).
The shooter was a professional hunter named Jack Bean, and he was said to have used a .44-caliber Sharps rifle.
No, it was a Jack Bean, a famous car manufacturer from the 1900s who purchased Lawnswood House Estate in Wordsley, near Stourbridge, back in 1924.
The adopted green manure was jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis DC), lablab (Dolichos lablab L.), pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.
Exactly 25 [micro]L of enzyme (Jack Bean Urease) solution and 5 [micro]L of test compounds (0.5 mM concentration) were incubated for 15 min at 30[degrees]C [9].