pinto bean
noun Date: 1913 a mottled kidney bean that is grown for food and for stock feed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pinto bean — n a small light brown bean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinto bean — pinto ,bean noun count a small bean with brown spots that you can cook and eat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pinto bean — ☆ pinto bean n. a kind of mottled kidney bean grown in the SW U.S. for food and fodder …   English World dictionary

  • pinto bean — noun mottled or spotted bean of southwestern United States; usually dried • Hypernyms: ↑common bean * * * noun, pl ⋯ beans [count] : a type of small bean that is grown for food * * * ˈpinto bean 7 noun a type of curved ↑bean with coloured marks… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinto bean — UK [ˈpɪntəʊ ˌbiːn] / US [ˈpɪntoʊ ˌbɪn] noun [countable] Word forms pinto bean : singular pinto bean plural pinto beans a small bean with brown spots that you can cook and eat …   English dictionary

  • pinto bean — noun a speckled variety of kidney bean. Origin early 20th cent.: from pinto, because of the mottled appearance of the bean …   English new terms dictionary

  • pinto bean — pin′to bean n. pln a variety of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, having pinkish mottled seeds, grown chiefly in the southern U.S …   From formal English to slang

  • pinto bean — a variety of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, having mottled or spotted seeds: grown chiefly in the southern U.S. [1915 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinto bean — noun One of several varieties of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, common in the US and Mexico …   Wiktionary

  • pinto bean — noun (C) a small light brown bean …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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