anasazi bean

Main Entry:  anasazi bean
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an heirloom dried bean that is red and white and sweet-tasting
Example:  The anasazi bean is sweet and reputedly causes less flatulence and is widely used in southwestern recipes like chili, soups, and for refried beans.
Etymology:  Named after the Anasazi cliff dwelling people of the desert Southwest; settlers found the bean in the Anasazi ruins in the early 1900s.
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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