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shell bean

noun
1.
any of various kinds of bean of which the unripe seeds are removed from the pods before cooking.
2.
the seed itself.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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shell bean

noun
1.
(US) any of various bean plants that are cultivated for their edible seeds rather than for their pods
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