kidney bean


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kidney bean

n.
1.
a. An annual plant (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the pea family, cultivated in many forms for its edible pods and kidney-shaped seeds.
b. A seed of this plant.
2.
a. A form of this plant bearing dark red seeds.
b. A seed of this plant. Also called red kidney bean.
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kidney bean

n
1. (Plants) any of certain bean plants having kidney-shaped seeds, esp the French bean and scarlet runner
2. the seed of any of these beans
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kid′ney bean`


n.
1. a bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris, cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods.
2. its mature seed, esp. the dark red, kidney-shaped seed of some varieties.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kidney bean - the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)kidney bean - the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)
genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus - herbs of warm regions including most American beans
common bean, common bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris - the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods
2.kidney bean - large dark red bean; usually dried
common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried
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Translations
Kidneybohne
kidneypapu
haricot rouge
kidneyböna

kidney bean

nfagiolo comune
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