jack bean
noun Date: 1885 a bushy annual tropical American legume (Canavalia ensiformis) grown especially for forage

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  • jack bean — jak .bēn n 1) an annual tropical American plant of the genus Canavalia esp a plant (C. ensiformis) having long pods with white seeds and grown esp. for forage 2) the seed of the jack bean that is a source of canavalin and urease * * * any of… …   Medical dictionary

  • jack bean — jack′ bean n. pln a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown esp. for forage • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • jack bean — ☆ jack bean n. a tropical plant (Canavalia ensiformis) of the pea family, often grown in S U.S. for forage and its edible seeds …   English World dictionary

  • jack bean — noun annual semi erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for forage • Syn: ↑wonder bean, ↑giant stock bean, ↑Canavalia ensiformis • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Canavalia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jack-bean — lenktoji kardapupė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis kultūrinis nuodingas augalas (Canavalia ensiformis), kilęs iš Amerikos. atitikmenys: lot. Canavalia ensiformis angl. giant stock… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • jack bean — 1. a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown esp. for forage. 2. the white seeds of this plant. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Jack bean — Canavalia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • jack bean — /ˈdʒæk bin/ (say jak been) noun a trailing leguminous plant, Canavalia ensiformis, grown as a vegetable in the tropics and subtropics …   Australian English dictionary

  • oblique-seed jack-bean — stambiasėklė kardapupė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis kultūrinis augalas (Canavalia plagiosperma). atitikmenys: lot. Canavalia plagiosperma angl. giant bean; oblique seed jack bean vok. Riesenbohne isp. poroto… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Bean — is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of the family Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for human food or animal feed. Although beans usually means the seeds of bean plants, it can also mean (especially in the US) the whole… …   Wikipedia

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