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shell bean

n.
1. Any of various beans cultivated for their edible seeds rather than their pods.
2. A seed from one of these plants.

shell bean

n
(Plants) US any of various bean plants that are cultivated for their edible seeds rather than for their pods

shell′ bean`


n.
any bean grown chiefly for its edible seeds rather than its pods.
[1865–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shell bean - a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its podshell bean - a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
shell bean - unripe beans removed from the pod before cooking
bean plant, bean - any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
lima bean plant, Phaseolus limensis, lima bean - bush or tall-growing bean plant having large flat edible seeds
butter bean, butter-bean plant, lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus, sieva bean - bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds
Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, tepary bean - twining plant of southwestern United States and Mexico having roundish white or yellow or brown or black beans
broad-bean, broad-bean plant, English bean, European bean, field bean, Vicia faba, broad bean - Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
2.shell bean - unripe beans removed from the pod before cooking
fresh bean - beans eaten before they are ripe as opposed to dried
lima bean - broad flat beans simmered gently; never eaten raw
butterbean, civet bean, sieva bean, butter bean - small flat green bean similar to lima beans
fava bean, broad bean - shell beans cooked as lima beans
green soybean - seeds shelled and cooked as lima beans
shell bean, shell bean plant - a bean plant grown primarily for its edible seed rather than its pod
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