black bean

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Castanospermum australe, potted
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NounEdit

black bean (countable and uncountable, plural black beans)

  1. A bean plant with black seeds.
  2. A dried seed of a black bean plant.
  3. A dried black seed of certain varieties of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris.
  4. A fermented soybean, used in Asian cooking.
  5. An Australian tree (Castanospermum australe), also called Moreton Bay chestnut.

SynonymsEdit

  • (black seed of variety of common bean): black turtle bean

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 26 August 2013, at 11:07