Indian bean

Indian bean

noun

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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indian bean

noun
1. tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods [syn: catalpa
2. perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos [syn: hyacinth bean
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