lima bean


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li·ma bean

 (lī′mə)
n.
1. Any of several varieties of a tropical American plant (Phaseolus lunatus) having flat pods containing large light-green or white edible seeds.
2. A seed of this plant. In both senses also called regionally butter bean.

[After LimaPeru.]

lima bean

(ˈlaɪmə; ˈliː-)
n
1. (Plants) any of several varieties of the bean plant, Phaseolus lunatus (or P. limensis), native to tropical America but cultivated in the US for its flat pods containing pale green edible seeds
2. (Plants) the seed of such a plant
[C19: named after Lima]

li′ma bean`

(ˈlaɪ mə)
n.
1. a bean, Phaseolus limensis, having a broad, flat, edible seed.
2. the seed.
[1810–20; after Lima, Peru]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lima bean - bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seedslima bean - bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds
butterbean, civet bean, sieva bean, butter bean - small flat green bean similar to lima 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
2.lima bean - bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
lima bean - broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw
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
3.lima bean - broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw
shell bean - unripe beans removed from the pod before cooking
Fordhooks - relatively large lima beans
lima bean plant, Phaseolus limensis, lima bean - bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
Translations

lima bean

[ˈliːməˌbiːn] N (US) → fríjol m de media luna, judía f de la peladilla
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