moth bean


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Noun1.moth bean - East Indian legume having hairy foliage and small yellow flowers followed by cylindrical pods; used especially in India for food and forage and as a soil conditioner; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
genus Vigna, Vigna - genus of vines or erect herbs having trifoliate leaves and yellowish or purplish flowers; of warm or tropical regions; most species often placed in genus Phaseolus
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For moth bean, facilities at Dera Ismail Khan and Umerkot would be utilized.
The major arid legumes are Clusterbean (Cya mopsis tetragonoloba), Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), Moth bean (Vigna aconitifolia) and Horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) which are predominantly grown in arid and semiarid tracks of Indian subcontinents.
In vitro binding of bile acids by kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), black gram (Vigna mungo), bengal gram (Cicer arietinum) and moth bean (Phaseolus aconitifolins).
Areas of north- west India, which have lost on the crucial sowing time, may increase area under pulses, sesame and moth bean.