Shell-bean

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:
1865–70, Americanism

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shell bean
 
n
(US) any of various bean plants that are cultivated for their edible seeds rather than for their pods

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