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velvet bean

noun
1.
a vine, Mucuna deeringiana, of the legume family, having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods, grown in warm regions for forage or as an ornamental.
Origin of velvet bean
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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  • The story of the velvet bean is really one of the romances of agriculture.

    Florida: An Ideal Cattle State Florida State Live Stock Association
  • The importance of the velvet bean to the live stock industry now developing in the South can scarcely be over-estimated.

    Florida: An Ideal Cattle State Florida State Live Stock Association
  • In some instances, on the roots of the velvet bean they grow in clusters as large as an ordinary potato.

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