wild bean

wild bean

noun
1.
groundnut ( def 1 ).
2.
any of several other leguminous plants, especially of the genus Strophostyles.

Origin:
1770–80, Americanism

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wild bean

noun
1. a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans [syn: groundnut
2. nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans [syn: groundnut
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