mung bean
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu m{umactil}g, from Sanskrit mudga Date: 1910 an erect bushy annual bean (Vigna radiata syn. Phaseolus aureus) that is widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible usually green or yellow seeds, for forage, and as the chief source of bean sprouts; also its seed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mung bean — (m[u^]ng b[=e]n ), n. The {mung} ({Vigna radiata}). [PJC] 2. The bean produced by the {mung}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mung bean — [muŋ] n. [mung, short for mungo < Tamil mūṅgu < Hindi mug < Sans mudga] an annual bean (Vigna radiata) of the pea family grown for green manure and forage, and as a source of bean sprouts …   English World dictionary

  • mung bean — [ mʌŋ ,bin ] noun count a small round green bean, usually used for producing a bean sprout …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mung bean — [ˌmʌŋ ˈbi:n] n [>C, usually plural] [Date: 1800 1900; : Hindi; Origin: mug] a small green bean, usually eaten as a ↑beansprout …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mung bean — mung′ bean [[t]mʌŋ[/t]] n. 1) bot (boi pln) a plant, Vigna radiata, of the legume family, cultivated for its edible seeds, pods, and young sprouts 2) bot (boi pln) the seed or pod of this plant • Etymology: 1905–10; earlier moong < Hindi mūg,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Mung bean — Not to be confused with green bean (French bean). Mung bean Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • mung bean — UK [ˈmʌŋ ˌbiːn] / US [ˈmʌŋ ˌbɪn] noun [countable] Word forms mung bean : singular mung bean plural mung beans a small round green bean, usually used for producing a bean sprout …   English dictionary

  • mung bean — A type of bean grown in warm climates, usually for its seed and for bean sprouts. Mung bean may have anticancer effects …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • mung-bean — spindulinė pupuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Vigna radiata), kilęs iš Azijos. atitikmenys: lot. Phaseolus aureus; Phaseolus radiatus; Vigna radiata; Vigna radiata var …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mung bean — /mung/ 1. a plant, Vigna radiata, of the legume family, cultivated for its edible seeds, pods, and young sprouts. 2. the seed or pod of this plant. Also called gram, green gram. [1905 10; earlier moong < Hindi mug, var. of mug; cf. Pali, Prakrit… …   Universalium

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