kidney-bean

kidney bean

noun
1.
a common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods.
2.
the mature kidney-shaped seed of this plant.

Origin:
1540–50

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kidney bean
 
n
1.  any of certain bean plants having kidney-shaped seeds, esp the French bean and scarlet runner
2.  the seed of any of these beans

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