yard-long bean


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yard-long bean

(yärd′lông′, -lŏng′)
n.
A type of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) native to southern Asia, having drooping pods that can grow up to a yard long and are eaten as a vegetable. Also called asparagus bean.
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Noun1.yard-long bean - South American bean having very long succulent pods
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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The yard-long bean, sometimes called the asparagus bean, produces lush, vigorous vines and, in late summer, 18-inch, pencil-thin beans of sweet, nutty flavor.
Banana (ripe and raw), drumstick, coconut, jackfruit, okra, mangoes, shallots and yard-long bean are among the major fruits and vegetables that are imported from Kerala.
Over a hundred recipes for vegetarian Thai dishes range from the usual classic Pad Thai and Coconut Soup to Spicy Mixed Vegetables in Thai Herbs and Yard-Long Beans with Black Bean Sauce.
The long list includes pinto, kidney and cannellini beans, snap beans or string beans and green beans, soybeans, edamame, asparagus and yard-long beans.
Yard-long beans save space and time when grown on this trellis I designed.
It's still a mystery how he was able to bring to our door kilos of talong (eggplant), repolyo (cabbage), gabi (taro), Baguio beans (string beans), potatoes and carrots, several pieces of heavy kalabasa (squash), camote (sweet potato), sitaw (yard-long beans) and pipino (cucumber), a mound of luya (ginger) and sampalok (tamarind) for sinigang (sour soup).
Sporting slender, snakelike pods, yard-long beans took like regular green beans that just never quit.
DESCRIPTION OF EXTRAFLORAL NECTARIES FOUND ON YARD-LONG BEANS, VIGNA UNGUICULATA L.
In Philadelphia, Marina La Pinta grows bitter melons, nine kinds of squash and yard-long beans for herself and her Filipino family and friends.
Tip: Chinese long beans are also known as yard-long beans as they can grow to a yard (about a metre) in length.