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winged bean

noun
1.
a tropical Asian vine, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, of the legume family, of which the pods, seeds, leaves, and flowers are edible and nutritious.
2.
the pod of this plant, having four flangelike longitudinal extensions.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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