butterbean

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:
1810–20

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butter bean
 
n
a variety of lima bean that has large pale flat edible seeds and is grown in the southern US

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