tepary bean

tepary bean

[tep-uh-ree]
noun
a twining or bushy plant, Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius, of the legume family, native to Mexico and Arizona, having white or violet-colored flowers, grown as a food plant in dry regions.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; origin uncertain

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tepary bean

noun
twining plant of southwestern United States and Mexico having roundish white or yellow or brown or black beans 
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