Dolichos Lablab
Bean Bean (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be['a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b["o]nne, Sw. b["o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera {Faba}, {Phaseolus}, and {Dolichos}; also, to the herbs. [1913 Webster]

Note: The origin and classification of many kinds are still doubtful. Among true beans are: the black-eyed bean and China bean, included in {Dolichos Sinensis}; black Egyptian bean or hyacinth bean, {Dolichos Lablab}; the common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and pole beans, all included in {Phaseolus vulgaris}; the lower bush bean, {Phaseolus vulgaris}, variety nanus; Lima bean, {Phaseolus lunatus}; Spanish bean and scarlet runner, {Phaseolus multiflorus}; Windsor bean, the common bean of England, {Faba vulgaris}. [1913 Webster] As an article of food beans are classed with vegetables. [1913 Webster]

2. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans. [1913 Webster]

{Bean aphis} (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse ({Aphis fab[ae]}) which infests the bean plant.

{Bean fly} (Zo["o]l.), a fly found on bean flowers.

{Bean goose} (Zo["o]l.), a species of goose ({Anser segetum}).

{Bean weevil} (Zo["o]l.), a small weevil that in the larval state destroys beans. The American species is {Bruchus fab[ae]}.

{Florida bean} (Bot.), the seed of {Mucuna urens}, a West Indian plant. The seeds are washed up on the Florida shore, and are often polished and made into ornaments.

{Ignatius bean}, or {St. Ignatius's bean} (Bot.), a species of {Strychnos}.

{Navy bean}, the common dried white bean of commerce; probably so called because an important article of food in the navy.

{Pea bean}, a very small and highly esteemed variety of the edible white bean; -- so called from its size.

{Sacred bean}. See under {Sacred}.

{Screw bean}. See under {Screw}.

{Sea bean}. (a) Same as {Florida bean}. (b) A red bean of unknown species used for ornament.

{Tonquin bean}, or {Tonka bean}, the fragrant seed of {Dipteryx odorata}, a leguminous tree.

{Vanilla bean}. See under {Vanilla}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dolichos Lablab — Lablab Lab lab (l[a^]b l[a^]b), n. (Bot.) an East Indian name for several twining leguminous plants related to the bean, but commonly applied to the hyacinth bean ({Dolichos Lablab}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dolichos Lablab — Dolichos Lablab, die sog. Lablab Fasel, ein einjähriges Hülsengewächs und unseren hohen Gartenbohnen nahe verwandt, wird in Ostindien u. Aegypten als Nahrungsmittel angebaut …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Dolichos lablab —   Poroto de Egipto …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dolichos lablab — egiptinė lobija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Lablab purpureus), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dolichos lablab; Dolichos purpureus; Lablab leucocarpos;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Dolichos Lablab — Hyacinth Hy a*cinth, n. [L. hyacinthus a kind of flower, prob. the iris, gladiolus, or larkspur, also a kind of gem, perh. the sapphire; as, a proper name, Hyacinthus, a beautiful Laconian youth, beloved by Apollo, fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf. F. hyacinthe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dolichos lablab — noun perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dolichos Lablab — L. Hyacinth bean (E); Cacha (C); Chicharos (S); Frijol calentano (C) (Fig. 134). The pods are eaten like green beans …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • DOLICHOS LABLAB L. - ЛОБИЯ, ГИАЦИНТОВЫЕ БОБЫ — см. 492. Однолетнее растение. Двулетнее растение. Многолетнее растение. D. lablab L. Лобия, Гиацинтовые бобы Sp. pl. (1753) 725. Культ. фл. IV (1937) 649. Wealth of India 3 (1952) 104, III. Schaaffhausen (1963) 146, f. S у n. D. albus Lour.; D.… …   Справочник растений

  • Dolichos lablab L. — Symbol LAPUP3 Synonym Symbol DOLA3 Botanical Family Fabaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Lablab purpureus — Hyacinth bean plant Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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