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A twining tropical plant (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) in the pea family, having pods with four winglike ridges and cultivated for its edible roots, leaves, pods, and seeds.
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a tropical Asian vine, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, of the legume family, having an edible pod with four projecting parts.
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|Noun||1.||winged bean - a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics|
goa bean - Old World tropical bean
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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