Mesquite bean

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Mes`qui´te bean

1.The pod or seed of the mesquite.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I would open the gate and watch Tim's little herd of half a dozen dairy goats charge into the scrubland, greedily seeking out their favorites--bunch grass, mesquite beans and purslane.
Collared peccaries are primarily herbivores that feed on prickly pears (Opuntia), roots, mesquite beans (Prosopis glandulosa), and other succulent vegetation.
Del Valle FR, Escobedo M, Munoz MJ, Ortega R, Bourges H (1983) Chemical and nutritional studies on mesquite beans (Prosopis juliflora).
She has even turned mesquite sawdust into incense sticks and ground mesquite beans into flour or added them to a coffee mixture, all for sale.
Like their swine relatives, javelinas are omnivorous and will eat almost anything available, but they prefer cactus, mesquite beans, and succulent vegetation and forbs.
The Indians of Mexico and Peru still eat mesquite beans as did their ancestors.