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black bean

1.
a black variety of kidney bean, used in Latin American cookery.
2.
a black soybean, fermented and used in Asian cookery.
Origin
1790-95
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British Dictionary definitions for black bean

black bean

noun
1.
an Australian leguminous tree, Castanospermum australe, having thin smooth bark and yellow or reddish flowers: used in furniture manufacture Also called Moreton Bay chestnut
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