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butter bean

noun
1.
a variety of small-seeded lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus, grown in the southern U.S.
2.
Midland and Southern U.S. any type of lima bean.
Also, butterbean.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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butter bean

noun
1.
a variety of lima bean that has large pale flat edible seeds and is grown in the southern US
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