mung bean
Mung Mung (m[u^]ng), n. [Hind. m[=u]ng.] (Bot.) Green gram, a kind of legume (pulse) ({Vigna radiata} syn. {Phaseolus aureus}, syn. {Phaseolus Mungo}), grown for food in British India; called also {gram}, {mung bean}, {Chinese mung bean}, and {green-seeded mung bean}. It is an erect, bushy annual producing edible green or yellow seeds, and edible pods and young sprouts. --Balfour (Cyc. of India). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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