moth-bean

moth bean

noun
a low, trailing Indian plant, Vigna aconitifolia, of the legume family, having yellow flowers grown for forage and edible, mottled grayish-yellow seeds.

Origin:
1880–85

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moth bean

noun
East Indian legume having hairy foliage and small yellow flowers followed by cylindrical pods; used especially in India for food and forage and as a soil conditioner; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus 
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